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fret1

fret1

 
pronunciation:
fret
parts of speech:
intransitive verb, transitive verb, noun
part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: frets, fretted, fretting
definition 1: to feel or express worry, concern, or annoyance.
He always frets when I take the subway by myself at night.She couldn't sleep because she was fretting about the exam.Why do you fret over these small details?
synonyms:
chafe, ruffle, stew, worry
similar words:
agonize, brood, care, fuss, upset
definition 2: to corrode or erode, or to make a passage in something by corrosion or erosion.
synonyms:
corrode, erode, fray, wear
similar words:
gall, gnaw, weather
definition 3: to move agitatedly, as the surface of a body of water.
synonyms:
roil, ruffle, toss
similar words:
ripple, seethe, unsettle
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition 1: to concern, or irritate.
synonyms:
chafe, fray, rile, ruffle, unsettle, upset, worry
similar words:
badger, concern, irritate, nettle, torment
definition 2: to corrode or erode, or to form a passage in by corrosion or erosion.
synonyms:
chafe, corrode, erode, fray, wear
similar words:
gall, gnaw, weather
definition 3: to agitate the surface of (water).
synonyms:
rile, ripple, roil, ruffle
similar words:
agitate, disturb, unsettle, upset
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: an irritation or state of irritation.
The delay put him in a fret.
synonyms:
agitation, fuss, worry
similar words:
bother, fluster, fume, impatience, lather
definition 2: a worn spot, hole, or passage formed by erosion or corrosion.
synonyms:
fray
similar words:
abrasion, scuff