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Fray vs. Affray

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  • Fray (verb)

    To (cause to) unravel; used particularly for the edge of something made of cloth, or the end of a rope.

    "The ribbon frayed at the cut end."

  • Fray (verb)

    To cause exhaustion, wear out (a person's mental strength).

    "The hectic day ended in frayed nerves. (Metaphorical use; nerves are visualised as strings)"

  • Fray (verb)

    frighten; alarm

  • Fray (verb)

    To bear the expense of; to defray.

  • Fray (verb)

    To rub.

  • Fray (noun)

    A fight or argument

    "Though they did not know the reason for the dispute, they did not hesitate to leap into the fray."

  • Fray (noun)

    Fright.

  • Affray (verb)

    To startle from quiet; to alarm.

  • Affray (verb)

    To frighten; to scare; to frighten away.

  • Affray (noun)

    The act of suddenly disturbing anyone; an assault or attack.

  • Affray (noun)

    A tumultuous assault or quarrel.

  • Affray (noun)

    The fighting of two or more persons, in a public place, to the terror of others.

    "The affray in the busy marketplace caused great terror and disorder."

  • Affray (noun)

    Terror.

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  • Fray (noun)

    An angry quarrel; an affray; contest; combat; broil.

  • Fray (noun)

    A fret or chafe, as in cloth; a place injured by rubbing.

  • Fray

    To frighten; to terrify; to alarm.

  • Fray

    To bear the expense of; to defray.

  • Fray

    To rub; to wear off, or wear into shreds, by rubbing; to fret, as cloth; as, a deer is said to fray her head.

  • Fray (verb)

    To rub.

  • Fray (verb)

    To wear out or into shreads, or to suffer injury by rubbing, as when the threads of the warp or of the woof wear off so that the cross threads are loose; to ravel; as, the cloth frays badly.

  • Affray

    To startle from quiet; to alarm.

  • Affray

    To frighten; to scare; to frighten away.

  • Affray (noun)

    The act of suddenly disturbing any one; an assault or attack.

  • Affray (noun)

    Alarm; terror; fright.

  • Affray (noun)

    A tumultuous assault or quarrel; a brawl; a fray.

  • Affray (noun)

    The fighting of two or more persons, in a public place, to the terror of others.

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  • Fray (noun)

    a noisy fight

  • Fray (verb)

    wear away by rubbing;

    "The friction frayed the sleeve"

  • Fray (verb)

    cause friction;

    "my sweater scratches"

  • Affray (noun)

    noisy quarrel

  • Affray (noun)

    a noisy fight

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