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frazzle

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verb fraz·zle \ˈfra-zəl\

Simple Definition of frazzle

  • : to make (someone) very nervous or upset

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of frazzle

frazzled

frazzling

play \ˈfraz-liŋ, ˈfra-zə-\
  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  3fray

  3. 2 a :  to put in a state of extreme physical or nervous fatigue b :  upset

  4. intransitive verb
  5. :  to become frazzled

Examples of frazzle in a sentence

  1. He's a clever player who knows how to frazzle his opponents.

  2. <years of use have frazzled the cord for the window blinds to the breaking point>



Origin and Etymology of frazzle

alteration of English dialect fazle to tangle, fray


First Known Use: circa 1825


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frazzle

noun fraz·zle

Definition of frazzle

  1. 1 :  the state of being frazzled

  2. 2 :  a condition of fatigue or nervous exhaustion <worn to a frazzle>



Examples of frazzle in a sentence

  1. <months of overtime work have left her worn to a frazzle>



1865

First Known Use of frazzle

1865



FRAZZLE Defined for Kids

frazzle

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noun fraz·zle \ˈfra-zəl\

Definition of frazzle for Students

  1. :  a tired or nervous condition <I'm worn to a frazzle.>





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