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English definition of “fray”

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
(Definition of fray verb from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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