Dictionary Results for fret


1. fret - noun

· agitation resulting from active worry; "don't get in a stew"; "he's in a sweat about exams"

Synonym(s): stew, sweat, lather, swither

Hypernym(s): agitation




2. fret - noun

· a spot that has been worn away by abrasion or erosion

Synonym(s): worn_spot

Hypernym(s): spot, speckle, dapple, patch, fleck, maculation




3. fret - noun

· an ornamental pattern consisting of repeated vertical and horizontal lines (often in relief); "there was a simple fret at the top of the walls"

Synonym(s): Greek_fret, Greek_key, key_pattern

Hypernym(s): architectural_ornament




4. fret - noun

· a small bar of metal across the fingerboard of a musical instrument; when the string is stopped by a finger at the metal bar it will produce a note of the desired pitch

Hypernym(s): bar




5. fret - verb

· worry unnecessarily or excessively; "don't fuss too much over the grandchildren--they are quite big now"

Synonym(s): fuss, niggle

Hypernym(s): worry




6. fret - verb

· be agitated or irritated; "don't fret over these small details"

Hypernym(s): worry




7. fret - verb

· provide (a musical instrument) with frets; "fret a guitar"

Hypernym(s): supply, provide, render, furnish




8. fret - verb

· become or make sore by or as if by rubbing

Synonym(s): chafe, gall

Hypernym(s): irritate




9. fret - verb

· cause annoyance in

Hypernym(s): annoy, rag, get_to, bother, get_at, irritate, rile, nark, nettle, gravel, vex, chafe, devil




10. fret - verb

· gnaw into; make resentful or angry; "The injustice rankled her"; "his resentment festered"

Synonym(s): eat_into, rankle, grate

Hypernym(s): annoy, rag, get_to, bother, get_at, irritate, rile, nark, nettle, gravel, vex, chafe, devil




11. fret - verb

· carve a pattern into

Hypernym(s): carve




12. fret - verb

· decorate with an interlaced design

Hypernym(s): decorate, adorn, grace, ornament, embellish, beautify




13. fret - verb

· be too tight; rub or press; "This neckband is choking the cat"

Synonym(s): choke, gag

Hypernym(s): compress, constrict, squeeze, compact, contract, press




14. fret - verb

· cause friction; "my sweater scratches"

Synonym(s): rub, fray, chafe, scratch

Hypernym(s): touch, adjoin, meet, contact




15. fret - verb

· remove soil or rock; "Rain eroded the terraces"

Synonym(s): erode, eat_away

Hypernym(s): damage




16. fret - verb

· wear away or erode

Synonym(s): eat_away

Hypernym(s): corrode, rust





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