fret, stew, sweat, lather, swither(noun)
agitation resulting from active worry
"don't get in a stew"; "he's in a sweat about exams"
worn spot, fret(noun)
a spot that has been worn away by abrasion or erosion
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"
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, fret(verb)
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, fret(verb)
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, grate(verb)
gnaw into; make resentful or angry
"The injustice rankled her"; "his resentment festered"
carve a pattern into
decorate with an interlaced design
choke, gag, fret(verb)
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, scratch(verb)
"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, fret(verb)
remove soil or rock
"Rain eroded the terraces"
fret, eat away(verb)
wear away or erode
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How to use fret in a sentence?
Well, don't fret about that, pilgrim
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.
Build this day on a foundation of pleasant thoughts. Never fret at any imperfections that you fear may impede your progress. Remind yourself, as often as necessary, that you are a creature of God and have the power to achieve any dream by lifting up your thoughts. You can fly when you decide that you can. Never consider yourself defeated again. Let the vision in your heart be in your life's blueprint. Smile!
He is rich who owns the day, and no one owns the day who allows it to be invated by worry, fret and anxiety.
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, притеснявам, гриза, безпокоя сеBulgarian
- verschlingen, BundGerman
- τάστο, αδημονώGreek
- [[olla]] [[huolissaan]], kuluttaa, otenauha, nakertaa, hermoilla, koristekuvio, syövyttääFinnish
- se tracasser, tracasser, ajourer, s'inquiéter, inquiéter, frette, dévorerFrench
- ceapScottish Gaelic
- izgat, nyugtalanítHungarian
- despitigar, despitarIdo
- consumare, preoccupare, preoccuparsi, lavorare d'intaglio, divorareItalian
- bånd, tverrbåndNorwegian
- bewerken, zich zorgen maken, knagen, fret, piekeren, verslinden, vreten, doorzagen met een figuurzaag, ongerust zijnDutch
- tverrband, bandNorwegian Nynorsk
- поглоща́ть, беспоко́иться, беспоко́ить, пожира́ть, жрать, поеда́ть, волнова́ться, лад, волнова́ть, выпи́ливатьRussian
- greppband, tvärband, bandSwedish
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