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Definition 1: a noisy fight - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for fray in the sense of this definition

(fray is a kind of ...) the act of fighting; any contest or struggle

"a fight broke out at the hockey game" "there was fighting in the streets" "the unhappy couple got into a terrible scrap"

Definition 2: wear away by rubbing - [verb of contact]

Samples where fray or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The friction frayed the sleeve

Synonyms for fray in the sense of this definition

(fray is a kind of ...) go to pieces

"The lawn mower finally broke" "The gears wore out" "The old chair finally fell apart completely"

Definition 3: cause friction - [verb of contact]

Samples where fray or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • my sweater scratches

Synonyms for fray in the sense of this definition

(fray is a kind of ...) be in direct physical contact with; make contact

"The two buildings touch" "Their hands touched" "The wire must not contact the metal cover" "The surfaces contact at this point"

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