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|fret 1 (frt)|
v. fret·ted, fret·ting, frets
1. To cause to be uneasy; vex: fret thy soul with crosses and with cares (Edmund Spenser).
a. To gnaw or wear away; erode.
To produce a hole or worn spot in; corrode. See Synonyms at chafe
3. To form (a passage or channel) by erosion.
4. To disturb the surface of (water or a stream); agitate.
To be vexed or troubled; worry. See Synonyms at brood
2. To be worn or eaten away; become corroded.
3. To move agitatedly.
4. To gnaw with the teeth in the manner of a rodent.
1. The act or an instance of fretting.
2. A hole or worn spot made by abrasion or erosion.
3. Irritation of mind; agitation.
[Middle English freten, from Old English fretan, to devour; see ed- in Indo-European roots.]
|fret 2 (frt)|n.
One of several ridges set across the fingerboard of a stringed instrument, such as a guitar.
1. To provide with frets.
2. To press (the strings of an instrument) against the frets.
|fret 3 (frt)|n.
1. An ornamental design consisting of repeated and symmetrical geometric figures, often in relief, contained within a band or border. Also called key pattern.
2. A headdress, worn by women of the Middle Ages, consisting of interlaced wire.
To provide with such a design or headdress.
[Middle English, interlaced work, from Old French frete.]
fret /frt/ v. [I] fretted, fretting, frets to worry, express anxiety: She fretted when her children came home late from school.