fret, stew, sweat, lather, swithernoun
agitation resulting from active worry
"don't get in a stew"; "he's in a sweat about exams"
worn spot, fretnoun
a spot that has been worn away by abrasion or erosion
fret, Greek fret, Greek key, key patternnoun
an ornamental pattern consisting of repeated vertical and horizontal lines (often in relief)
"there was a simple fret at the top of the walls"
a small bar of metal across the fingerboard of a musical instrument; when the string is stopped by a finger at the metal bar it will produce a note of the desired pitch
fuss, niggle, fretverb
worry unnecessarily or excessively
"don't fuss too much over the grandchildren--they are quite big now"
be agitated or irritated
"don't fret over these small details"
provide (a musical instrument) with frets
"fret a guitar"
chafe, gall, fretverb
become or make sore by or as if by rubbing
eat into, get at, rile, rankle, devil, irk, nettle, gag, vex, excoriate, irritate, chafe, erode, eat away, scratch, bother, annoy, fuss, fray, gall, choke, niggle, rag, nark, grate, get to, rub, gravel
cause annoyance in
eat into, fret, rankle, grateverb
gnaw into; make resentful or angry
"The injustice rankled her"; "his resentment festered"
carve a pattern into
decorate with an interlaced design
choke, gag, fretverb
be too tight; rub or press
"This neckband is choking the cat"
drop dead, strangle, pop off, gag, give-up the ghost, choke, foul, throttle, muzzle, cash in one's chips, kick the bucket, expire, buy the farm, pass away, perish, croak, rub, clog, rankle, conk, eat away, asphyxiate, eat into, erode, clog up, back up, snuff it, decease, chafe, quip, go, scratch, heave, pass, choke off, fuss, die, suffocate, niggle, gall, exit, congest, scrag, grate, retch, stifle, fray
rub, fray, fret, chafe, scratchverb
"my sweater scratches"
fuss, eat into, itch, excise, gag, choke, scratch up, nark, erode, excoriate, bother, rile, scrub, gravel, strike, rub, inscribe, rankle, get to, eat away, come up, scrape up, scrape, cancel, nettle, gall, call off, chafe, get at, engrave, scratch, irritate, annoy, frazzle, niggle, rag, expunge, vex, grate, fray, devil, grave
erode, eat away, fretverb
remove soil or rock
"Rain eroded the terraces"
fret, eat awayverb
wear away or erode
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How to use fret in a sentence?
O fret not after knowledge -- I have none, and yet my song comes native with the warmth. O fret not after knowledge -- I have none, and yet the Evening listens.
He is rich who owns the day, and no one owns the day who allows it to be invated by worry, fret and anxiety.
Donald Trump is having 10,000, 12,000 people show up at rallies. A lot of these guys are having five or six people show up at their events in Iowa. There's just not a comparison, you know, the establishment can fret about it all they want, but this is the new reality.
Well, don't fret about that, pilgrim
Does one really have to fret About enlightenment? No matter what road I travel, I’m going home.
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- безпокоя, притеснявам се, безпокоя се, гриза, притеснявамBulgarian
- verschlingen, BundGerman
- αδημονώ, τάστοGreek
- [[olla]] [[huolissaan]], syövyttää, koristekuvio, hermoilla, nakertaa, kuluttaa, otenauhaFinnish
- frette, tracasser, inquiéter, s'inquiéter, dévorer, se tracasser, ajourerFrench
- ceapScottish Gaelic
- izgat, nyugtalanítHungarian
- despitigar, despitarIdo
- divorare, preoccupare, lavorare d'intaglio, consumare, preoccuparsiItalian
- bånd, tverrbåndNorwegian
- vreten, doorzagen met een figuurzaag, bewerken, verslinden, piekeren, fret, ongerust zijn, knagen, zich zorgen makenDutch
- tverrband, bandNorwegian Nynorsk
- беспоко́иться, волнова́ться, поеда́ть, жрать, лад, поглоща́ть, беспоко́ить, волнова́ть, пожира́ть, выпи́ливатьRussian
- band, tvärband, greppbandSwedish
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