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frazzle

verb fraz·zle \ ˈfra-zəl \

Definition of frazzle

frazzled; frazzling play \ˈfraz-liŋ, ˈfra-zə-\
1 : 2fray
2 a : to put in a state of extreme physical or nervous fatigue
b : upset

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

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Origin and Etymology of frazzle

alteration of English dialect fazle to tangle, fray


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frazzle

noun

Definition of frazzle

1 : the state of being frazzled
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

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First Known Use of frazzle

1865

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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FRAZZLE Defined for English Language Learners

frazzle

Definition of frazzle for English Language Learners

  • : to make (someone) very nervous or upset


FRAZZLE Defined for Kids

frazzle

noun fraz·zle \ ˈfra-zəl \

Definition of frazzle for Students

: a tired or nervous condition
  • I'm worn to a frazzle.


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