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fretting

verb , present participle of 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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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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