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Meaning & Definition of Fret in English

English

Fret

/frɛt/

noun

1. Agitation resulting from active worry

  • "Don't get in a stew"
  • "He's in a sweat about exams"
    synonym:
  • fret
  • ,
  • stew
  • ,
  • sweat
  • ,
  • lather
  • ,
  • swither

2. A spot that has been worn away by abrasion or erosion

    synonym:
  • worn spot
  • ,
  • fret

3. 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:
  • fret
  • ,
  • Greek fret
  • ,
  • Greek key
  • ,
  • key pattern

4. 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
    synonym:
  • fret

verb

1. Worry unnecessarily or excessively

  • "Don't fuss too much over the grandchildren--they are quite big now"
    synonym:
  • fuss
  • ,
  • niggle
  • ,
  • fret

2. Be agitated or irritated

  • "Don't fret over these small details"
    synonym:
  • fret

3. Provide (a musical instrument) with frets

  • "Fret a guitar"
    synonym:
  • fret

4. Become or make sore by or as if by rubbing

    synonym:
  • chafe
  • ,
  • gall
  • ,
  • fret

5. Cause annoyance in

    synonym:
  • fret

6. Gnaw into

  • Make resentful or angry
  • "The injustice rankled her"
  • "His resentment festered"
    synonym:
  • eat into
  • ,
  • fret
  • ,
  • rankle
  • ,
  • grate

7. Carve a pattern into

    synonym:
  • fret

8. Decorate with an interlaced design

    synonym:
  • fret

9. Be too tight

  • Rub or press
  • "This neckband is choking the cat"
    synonym:
  • choke
  • ,
  • gag
  • ,
  • fret

10. Cause friction

  • "My sweater scratches"
    synonym:
  • rub
  • ,
  • fray
  • ,
  • fret
  • ,
  • chafe
  • ,
  • scratch

11. Remove soil or rock

  • "Rain eroded the terraces"
    synonym:
  • erode
  • ,
  • eat away
  • ,
  • fret

12. Wear away or erode

    synonym:
  • fret
  • ,
  • eat away