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fray

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of fray

  1. 1 a forceful effort to reach a goal or objective another generation of scientists entered the fray to find a cure for AIDS Synonyms of fray battle, fight, struggle, scrabble, throesWords Related to fray effort, exertion, labor, pains, trouble, work; drudgery, grind, sweat, toil, travail; combat, conflict, contest, strife, tussle, war, warfare; attempt, endeavor, essay, try

  2. 2 a physical dispute between opposing individuals or groups a troubled youth always getting into frays at school Synonyms of fray battle, clash, combat, conflict, contest, dustup, fracas, fight, hassle, scrap, scrimmage, scrum, scuffle, skirmish, struggle, tussleWords Related to fray pitched battle, rough-and-tumble; affray [chiefly British], battle royal, brawl, broil, donnybrook, free-for-all, melee (also mêlée), mix-up, ruckus, ruction; blows, fistfight, fisticuffs, grapple, handgrips, punch-out, punch-up [chiefly British], slugfest; confrontation, duel, face-off, joust; altercation, argle-bargle [chiefly British], argument, argy-bargy [chiefly British], contretemps, controversy, cross fire, disagreement, dispute, falling-out, kickup, misunderstanding, quarrel, row, spat, squabble, tangle, tiff, wrangle; catfightNear Antonyms of fray truce

  3. 3 a rough and often noisy fight usually involving several people school officials broke up the fray and gave all guilty parties detention Synonyms of fray affray [chiefly British], broil, donnybrook, fracas, brawl, free-for-all, melee (also mêlée), rough-and-tumble, row, ruckus, ructionWords Related to fray battle, clash, combat, conflict, contest, fisticuffs, handgrips, hassle, scrap, scrimmage, scuffle, skirmish, struggle, tussle; horseplay, roughhousing; altercation, argument, dispute, kickup, quarrel, spat, squabble, tiff, wrangle


fray

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of fray

  1. to damage or diminish by continued friction constant rubbing against the rock face has badly frayed our climbing rope Synonyms of fray chafe, corrade, erode, abrade, frazzle, fret, gall, rasp, rub, wearWords Related to fray file, gnaw, grate, graze, grind, nibble, sandblast, sandpaper, scour, scrape, scuff, shave; erase, reduce, rub out, wear out, wipe (away); bite, break down, break up, chew, corrode, decompose, disintegrate, dissolve, eat; hone, sharpen, whet



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