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fret

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1 to consume or wear away gradually
  • Over the span of thousands of years, the annual spring runoff fretted the rock, forming a deep channel.
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2 to damage or diminish by continued friction
  • Don't let the girth fret the horse's belly or you won't be able to ride him.
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3 to experience concern or anxiety
  • Don't fret over whether it will be sunny tomorrow, as there's nothing we can do about it.
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give a hang (or care a hang), sweat blood

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4 to make sore by continued rubbing
  • The stiff, starchy collar was fretting my neck, and I couldn't wait to change out of that costume.
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fret

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a state of nervous or irritated concern
  • One of my customers always gets into a fret if I'm so much as 5 minutes late delivering his pizza.
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