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English definition of “fray”

fray

verb [I] (BECOME ANNOYED)    /freɪ/
If your temper frays or your nerves fray, you gradually become upset or annoyed : Tempers frayed as thousands of motorists began the Christmas holiday with long waits in traffic jams .Becoming angry and expressing anger
(Definition of fray verb (BECOME ANNOYED) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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