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synonyms for fraying

  • erode
  • frazzle
  • unravel
  • wear away
  • chafe
  • fret
  • ravel
  • rip
  • rub
  • tatter
  • tear
  • wear
  • become ragged
  • become threadbare
  • wear thin

antonyms for fraying

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  • please
  • sew
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How to use fraying in a sentence

Now, the UK is joining the fray, with ambitious plans for a post-Brexit “Global Britain” that has stronger ties to the Indo-Pacific, where many of its former colonies reside.
POST-BREXIT BRITAIN HAS ITS SIGHTS ON ASIA—IF IT CAN GET OVER EUROPE FIRSTANNABELLE TIMSITJANUARY 14, 2021QUARTZ
However, it’s still an opportunity to assert your brand and highlight what you’re doing to alleviate those currently suffering — a far cry from simply seeking to stay out of the fray.
HALTING CAMPAIGNS SHOULDN’T BE YOUR ONLY BRAND SAFETY PRECAUTIONGEORGE NGUYENJANUARY 8, 2021SEARCH ENGINE LAND
The rumble of hundreds crowding the steps of the Capitol could be heard blocks away as just as many demonstrators joined the fray as walked away from it.
WOMAN DIES AFTER SHOOTING IN U.S. CAPITOL; D.C. NATIONAL GUARD ACTIVATED AFTER MOB BREACHES BUILDINGWASHINGTON POST STAFFJANUARY 7, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Though the last four years were often tumultuous and destructive to our nation’s public lands, there was one piece of bipartisan legislation that stood out among the fray.
EVERY DAY THAT THE NATIONAL PARKS ARE FREE IN 2021EMILY PENNINGTONDECEMBER 30, 2020OUTSIDE ONLINE
I moved into the fray and shook hands with Ricky Steamboat and Corporal Kirchner.
YOUR DAD EVER GET HIS ASS KICKED BY A PRO WRESTLER?EUGENE ROBINSONDECEMBER 18, 2020OZY
LaFree believes Imperial County is “headed into the fray again.”
‘LIKE DROWNING IN SLOW MOTION’: LIFE ON THE GROUND AT ONE OF AMERICA’S HARDEST-HIT COVID-19 HOSPITALSMATTHEWHEIMERDECEMBER 1, 2020FORTUNE
Control cables have a way of wearing out and fraying wherever they pass round pulleys.
THE AEROPLANE SPEAKSH. BARBER
In wet weather it is absolutely necessary to turn up the bottoms of your trousers, to keep them from fraying.
THE COMPLETE BACHELORWALTER GERMAIN
The cord used should be of the best hemp, specially made with only two strands of very long fibres to facilitate fraying out.
BOOKBINDING, AND THE CARE OF BOOKSDOUGLAS COCKERELL
Top Sergeant Mahans patience stopped fraying, and ripped from end to end.
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