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Synonyms for fret
frɛt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. fret, stew, sweat, lather, swither(noun)

    agitation resulting from active worry

    "don't get in a stew"; "he's in a sweat about exams"

    Synonyms:
    elbow grease, suds, effort, swither, sweat, stew, perspiration, worn spot, lather, sudor, travail, soapsuds, exertion, key pattern

  2. worn spot, fret(noun)

    a spot that has been worn away by abrasion or erosion

    Synonyms:
    swither, key pattern, worn spot, sweat, stew, lather

  3. fret, Greek fret, Greek key, key pattern(noun)

    an ornamental pattern consisting of repeated vertical and horizontal lines (often in relief)

    "there was a simple fret at the top of the walls"

    Synonyms:
    key pattern, stew, sweat, lather, swither, worn spot

  4. fret(verb)

    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

    Synonyms:
    key pattern, stew, sweat, lather, swither, worn spot

  5. fuss, niggle, fret(verb)

    worry unnecessarily or excessively

    "don't fuss too much over the grandchildren--they are quite big now"

    Synonyms:
    squabble, rankle, pettifog, gag, quibble, mother, chafe, erode, eat into, brabble, eat away, scratch, bicker, fuss, grate, gall, choke, niggle, overprotect, fray, rub

  6. fret(verb)

    be agitated or irritated

    "don't fret over these small details"

    Synonyms:
    choke, fuss, eat into, eat away, rankle, niggle, chafe, fray, scratch, grate, erode, rub, gall, gag

  7. fret(verb)

    provide (a musical instrument) with frets

    "fret a guitar"

    Synonyms:
    choke, fuss, eat into, eat away, rankle, niggle, chafe, fray, scratch, grate, erode, rub, gall, gag

  8. chafe, gall, fret(verb)

    become or make sore by or as if by rubbing

    Synonyms:
    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

  9. fret(verb)

    cause annoyance in

    Synonyms:
    choke, fuss, eat into, eat away, rankle, niggle, chafe, fray, scratch, grate, erode, rub, gall, gag

  10. eat into, fret, rankle, grate(verb)

    gnaw into; make resentful or angry

    "The injustice rankled her"; "his resentment festered"

    Synonyms:
    grind, rankle, gag, chafe, erode, eat into, scrape, scratch, fuss, grate, gall, choke, niggle, eat away, fray, rub

  11. fret(verb)

    carve a pattern into

    Synonyms:
    choke, fuss, eat into, eat away, rankle, niggle, chafe, fray, scratch, grate, erode, rub, gall, gag

  12. fret(verb)

    decorate with an interlaced design

    Synonyms:
    choke, fuss, eat into, eat away, rankle, niggle, chafe, fray, scratch, grate, erode, rub, gall, gag

  13. choke, gag, fret(verb)

    be too tight; rub or press

    "This neckband is choking the cat"

    Synonyms:
    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

  14. rub, fray, fret, chafe, scratch(verb)

    cause friction

    "my sweater scratches"

    Synonyms:
    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

  15. erode, eat away, fret(verb)

    remove soil or rock

    "Rain eroded the terraces"

    Synonyms:
    gnaw, rankle, gag, chafe, erode, eat into, fray, gnaw at, fuss, grate, eat at, gall, choke, wear away, eat away, niggle, rub, scratch

  16. fret, eat away(verb)

    wear away or erode

    Synonyms:
    choke, fuss, eat into, eat away, rankle, niggle, chafe, fray, scratch, grate, erode, rub, gall, gag

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. fret(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    rub, chafe, wear (by friction), wear away

  2. fret(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    vex, tease, irritate, gall, provoke, nettle, affront, make angry

  3. fret(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    variegate, diversify

  4. fret(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    chafe, fume, rage, be vexed, be irritated, be chafed, be peevish, be fretful, be angry

  5. fret(n.)

    Synonyms:
    agitation, irritation, vexation

  6. fret(n.)

    Synonyms:
    herpes, tetter, ringworm

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    worry, cargo, freight

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Translations for fret

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  • безпокоя, притеснявам се, притеснявам, гриза, безпокоя сеBulgarian
  • pražecCzech
  • båndDanish
  • verschlingen, BundGerman
  • τάστο, αδημονώGreek
  • cejaSpanish
  • [[olla]] [[huolissaan]], kuluttaa, otenauha, nakertaa, hermoilla, koristekuvio, syövyttääFinnish
  • se tracasser, tracasser, ajourer, s'inquiéter, inquiéter, frette, dévorerFrench
  • ceapScottish Gaelic
  • סָרִיגHebrew
  • izgat, nyugtalanítHungarian
  • despitigar, despitarIdo
  • consumare, preoccupare, preoccuparsi, lavorare d'intaglio, divorareItalian
  • フレットJapanese
  • aestuōLatin
  • whakakūnawhekeMāori
  • bånd, tverrbåndNorwegian
  • bewerken, zich zorgen maken, knagen, fret, piekeren, verslinden, vreten, doorzagen met een figuurzaag, ongerust zijnDutch
  • tverrband, bandNorwegian Nynorsk
  • fortvileNorwegian
  • prógPolish
  • поглоща́ть, беспоко́иться, беспоко́ить, пожира́ть, жрать, поеда́ть, волнова́ться, лад, волнова́ть, выпи́ливатьRussian
  • greppband, tvärband, bandSwedish

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