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Verb
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.”
Verb
Cause anxiety to
“You break the rules of your people, invite danger upon yourself and fret your mother.”
Verb
To damage or diminish by continued friction
“… don't let the girth fret the horse's belly or you won't be able to ride him.”
Verb
To consume or wear away gradually
“… over the span of thousands of years, the annual spring runoff fretted the rock, forming a deep channel.”
Noun
A state of nervous or irritated concern
“… one of my customers always gets into a fret if I'm so much as 15 minutes late delivering his newspaper.”
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