fraying

noun
fray·​ing | \ ˈfrā-iŋ How to pronounce fraying (audio) \

Definition of fraying

: something rubbed or worn off by fraying

Examples of fraying in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web At a confab for tech and media moguls in Sun Valley, Idaho, in July 2019, Timothy D. Cook of Apple and Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook sat down to repair their fraying relationship. New York Times, 26 Apr. 2021 And continued to listen to Peter describe the visions in his fraying mind. Heather Knight, San Francisco Chronicle, 30 May 2021 To keep the rope ends from fraying, use a lighter to seal them. Katie Leporte, Better Homes & Gardens, 21 May 2021 At a confab for tech and media moguls in Sun Valley, Idaho, in July 2019, Timothy D. Cook of Apple and Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook sat down to repair their fraying relationship. New York Times, 26 Apr. 2021 Flashbacks to the 1958 events alternate with the trials of Alice and her team — both of which show a fraying community — heighten the chilling plot. Oline H. Cogdill, sun-sentinel.com, 18 May 2021 At a confab for tech and media moguls in Sun Valley, Idaho, in July 2019, Timothy D. Cook of Apple and Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook sat down to repair their fraying relationship. Robert Hackett, Fortune, 27 Apr. 2021 That cemented many Britons’ affection for the brothers, and the public fraying of their bond has been greeted with dismay. oregonlive, 17 Apr. 2021 Former President Donald Trump's influence on the GOP's future shows no signs of fraying. Alisa Wiersema, ABC News, 12 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of fraying

1637, in the meaning defined above

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16 Jun 2021

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“Fraying.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fraying. Accessed 19 Jun. 2021.

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