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English definition of “fray”

fray

noun     /freɪ/
enter/join, etc the fray to start taking part in an argument or fight: The time had come for the US to enter the fray.Arguing and disagreeingFighting
(Definition of fray noun from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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