Antonyms for fraying

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To protect the ends from fraying a scout should know how to "whip" them.

It is a stitch to prevent material from fraying, and is taken on the edge of material.

To protect the ends from fraying, a scout should know how to whip them.

I noticed then that he was fraying and twisting a newspaper.

And for the most part, because of the fraying nature of his present ills, not finding it.

Control cables have a way of wearing out and fraying wherever they pass round pulleys.

From the little valley through which the stream meandered, rose a curdled mist, fraying now beneath the warming sun.

Tooth brushes are made by cutting pieces of the stem to convenient lengths and fraying out the ends.

And when Joe looked up and saw the rusted wire and noted the fraying strands, several thoughts shot through his mind at once.

He folded duct tape around the ragged edges to keep them from fraying.