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English definition of “fray”

fray

noun [S]     /freɪ/
the fray an energetic and often not well organized effort, activity, fight, or disagreement: With a third country about to enter (= take part in) the fray, the fighting looks set to continue. A good holiday should leave you feeling refreshed and ready for the fray (= ready to work) again.FightingArguments and disagreements
(Definition of fray noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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