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English definition of “fray”

fray

verb [I or T] (CLOTH)    /freɪ/
to become or to cause the threads in cloth or rope to become slightly separated, forming loose threads at the edge or end: Denim frays so easily. I'd frayed the edges of my jeans as that was the fashion in those days.Tearing and breaking into pieces
(Definition of fray verb (CLOTH) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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