fray


fray

noun

Definition of FRAY

1
a forceful effort to reach a goal or objective <another generation of scientists entered the fray to find a cure for AIDS>
2
a physical dispute between opposing individuals or groups <a troubled youth always getting into frays at school>
Near Antonyms truce
3
a rough and often noisy fight usually involving several people <school officials broke up the fray and gave all guilty parties detention>
Synonyms affray [chiefly British], broil, donnybrook, fracas, fray, free-for-all, melee (also mêlée), rough-and-tumble, row, ruckus, ruction

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