Synonyms of fray in English

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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

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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