fray

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1 fray /ˈfreɪ/ noun
plural frays
1 fray
/ˈfreɪ/
noun
plural frays
Learner's definition of FRAY
[count]
: a fight, struggle, or disagreement that involves many people

above the fray

: not directly involved in an angry or difficult struggle or disagreement
2 fray /ˈfreɪ/ verb
frays; frayed; fraying
2 fray
/ˈfreɪ/
verb
frays; frayed; fraying
Learner's definition of FRAY
: to cause (a cloth or other material) to become worn down at the end or edge : to separate the threads of (a material)
[+ object]
[no object]
often used figuratively
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