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fret

verb [I] uk   us   /fret/ (-tt-)
to be nervous or worried: Don't fret - I'm sure he's OK. She spent the day fretting about/over what she'd said to Nicky.

fret

noun [C] uk   us   /fret/
any of the small raised metal bars across the long, thin part of a stringed musical instrument such as a guitar, that show you where to put your fingers on the strings in order to produce different notes
fretted
adjective uk   /ˈfret.ɪd/  us   /ˈfret̬-/
Guitars and lutes are fretted musical instruments.
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