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fray

verb
 
 
/freɪ/
CLOTH [I, T] If material or clothing frays, or if it is frayed, the threads at the edge break and become loose.Tearing and breaking into pieces
ANNOYED [I] If your temper (= mood) frays or your nerves fray, you gradually become annoyed or upset: After hours of waiting, tempers were beginning to fray.Becoming and making less strong
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