fret

Part of speech: verb

To wear or eat away; irritate; worry; vex; agitate.

Part of speech: verb

To be worn away.

Part of speech: verb

To complain; be agitated.

Part of speech: verb

To ornament as with fretwork.

Part of speech: noun

The act of fretting; irritation; agitation.

Part of speech: noun

Ornament in relief. fretwork.

Part of speech: noun

A bar on a musical instrument, as a guitar, against which the strings may be stopped.

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Usage examples "fret":

  1. In pious Trust yourself forget For others only toil and fret, Since all we do for fellow Men With right good Will, shall be our Gain. - "The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers", Georg Ebers.
  2. He tells us why we should not fret. - "Heart Talks", Charles Wesley Naylor.
  3. And you needn't fret about Mr. Lathrop- you needn't really! - "Delia Blanchflower", Mrs. Humphry Ward.