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English definition of “frazzle”

frazzle

noun [S] uk   /ˈfræz.l̩/ us  

frazzle noun [S] (TIRED STATE)

informal a state of being very tired in a nervous or slightly anxious (= worried and nervous) way after a lot of mental or physical effort: She's worn herself to a frazzle (= made herself very tired and nervous) trying to meet the deadline.

frazzle noun [S] (BURNED)

UK informal a state of being completely burned or tired out: I went to answer the phone and when I came back the eggs were burned to a frazzle.
(Definition of frazzle from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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