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frays

noun
plural of fray

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(Entry 1 of 2)

1 a forceful effort to reach a goal or objective
  • another generation of scientists entered the fray to find a cure for AIDS

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2 a physical dispute between opposing individuals or groups
  • a troubled youth always getting into frays at school

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3 a rough and often noisy fight usually involving several people
  • school officials broke up the fray and gave all guilty parties detention

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frays

verb
present tense third-person singular of fray

Synonyms of frays (Entry 2 of 2)

to damage or diminish by continued friction
  • constant rubbing against the rock face has badly frayed our climbing rope

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“Frays.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/frays. Accessed 18 Sep. 2020.

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