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Verb
To be constantly or visibly anxious
“An alarming new survey has found that almost one in four parents fret constantly about whether they have the ability to raise their children properly.”
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To cause anxiety or worry to
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“You break the rules of your people, invite danger upon yourself, and fret your mother.”
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To complain or make a fuss about something
“Young people continue to lead in adopting and testing new platforms and digital literacies, and their elders still fret and complain about them.”
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To wear away or cause damage through applied friction
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“It drifts into crevasses or the deep valleys of the streams that fret the surface of the ice.”
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To show, feel, or cause to feel, concern or worry
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To think deeply about something that makes one unhappy, angry, or worried
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Become or make annoyed or impatient because of a restriction or inconvenience
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To whinge or whine
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To feel emotionally upset
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Hesitate or be reluctant to do something that one thinks may be wrong
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A state of being nervous, anxious, or irritated
“Don't get into a fret, because everything is all right in your apartment. There's no reason at all to get upset.”
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A state of noisy and confused activity
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A delicate and intricate ornamentation made from gold or silver (or sometimes other metal) twisted wire
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An often childish display or fit of bad temper
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An obscuration of the lower atmosphere, typically caused by fine suspended particles
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