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〔 frZt 〕


〔 frєt 〕

Overview of noun fret

The noun fret has 4 senses

  • fret, stew, sweat, lather, swither -- (agitation resulting from active worry; "don't get in a stew"; "he's in a sweat about exams")

  • worn spot, fret -- (a spot that has been worn away by abrasion or erosion)

  • fret, Greek fret, Greek key, key pattern -- (an ornamental pattern consisting of repeated vertical and horizontal lines (often in relief); "there was a simple fret at the top of the walls")

  • fret -- (a small bar of metal across the fingerboard of a musical instrument; when the string is stopped by a finger at the metal bar it will produce a note of the desired pitch)

Overview of verb fret

The verb fret has 12 senses

  • fuss, niggle, fret -- (worry unnecessarily or excessively; "don't fuss too much over the grandchildren--they are quite big now")

  • fret -- (be agitated or irritated; "don't fret over these small details")

  • fret -- (provide (a musical instrument) with frets; "fret a guitar")

  • chafe, gall, fret -- (become or make sore by or as if by rubbing)

  • fret -- (cause annoyance in)

  • eat into, fret, rankle, grate -- (gnaw into; make resentful or angry; "The injustice rankled her"; "his resentment festered")

  • fret -- (carve a pattern into)

  • fret -- (decorate with an interlaced design)

  • choke, gag, fret -- (be too tight; rub or press; "This neckband is choking the cat")

  • rub, fray, fret, chafe, scratch -- (cause friction; "my sweater scratches")

  • erode, eat away, fret -- (remove soil or rock; "Rain eroded the terraces")

  • fret, eat away -- (wear away or erode)