Synonyms of fray in English

: fray1fray2

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verb

1‘cheap fabric soon frays’

SYNONYMS

unravel, wear, wear thin, wear out, wear away, wear through, become worn, become threadbare, become tattered, become ragged, go into holes, go through

2‘despite the situation, remarkably few nerves were frayed’

SYNONYMS

strain, tax, overtax, irritate, put on edge, make edgy, make tense


Synonyms of fray in English

: fray1fray2

fray2


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noun

1‘the swordsman launched himself into the fray’

SYNONYMS

battle, engagement, conflict, armed conflict, fight, clash, skirmish, altercation, tussle, struggle, scuffle, melee, brawl, riot, commotion, disturbance

contest, competition

informal scrap, dust-up, set-to, free-for-all

British informal punch-up, bust-up, ruck

British informal afters

Scottish informal rammy, swedge

dated affray