tempers begin to fray

Definition of tempers begin to fray

  1. :  people begin to get angry After months of delays, tempers began to fray.

Word by Word Definitions

temperplay tempers
  1. :  heat of mind or emotion :  proneness to anger :  passion

    :  calmness of mind :  composure

    :  state of feeling or frame of mind at a particular time usually dominated by a single strong emotion

  1. :  to dilute, qualify, or soften by the addition or influence of something else :  moderate

    :  to anneal or toughen (glass) by a process of gradually heating and cooling

    :  to harden (a material, such as steel) by reheating and cooling in oil

beginplay
  1. :  to do the first part of an action :  go into the first part of a process :  start

    :  to come into existence :  arise

    :  to have a starting point

frayplay
  1. :  scare

    :  to frighten away

  1. :  a usually disorderly or protracted fight, struggle, or dispute

  1. :  to wear (something, such as an edge of cloth) by or as if by rubbing :  fret

    :  to separate the threads at the edge of

    :  strain, irritate

  1. :  a raveled place or worn spot (as on fabric)


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