Definition and Meanings for fray
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Part of Speech of fray
noun, transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun, intransitive verb
Etymology of fray
Meaning of fray
- an angry quarrel; an affray; contest; combat; broil.
as transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun
- to frighten; to terrify; to alarm.
as transitive verb, transitive verb
- to bear the expense of; to defray.
as transitive verb
- to rub; to wear off, or wear into shreds, by rubbing; to fret, as cloth; as, a deer is said to fray her head.
as intransitive verb
- to rub.
- to wear out or into shreads, or to suffer injury by rubbing, as when the threads of the warp or of the woof wear off so that the cross threads are loose; to ravel; as, the cloth frays badly.
- a fret or chafe, as in cloth; a place injured by rubbing.