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verb as in upset someone

verb as in rub hard

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There is however a not-paranoid or market-driven reason to fret, albeit a VERY small one.

Even assuming Wyoming is safe, however, Republicans are right to fret.

In recent weeks, it has been fashionable (and even rational) to fret about the U.S. industrial economy.

Not to fret—The Daily Beast breaks down the talking points that will keep things civil while eating your turkey.

The “all clear” for many of the 10,000 possibly exposed campers will not be given till early October—a long time to fret.

Rose, l. 4705, And through the fret full, read A trouthe fret full.'

Hence were, in the next line, must mean to wear away, to fret; cf. note to 4712.

Strange to say, to the astonishment of all but Lucy, young Mrs. Haggard continued to "fret."

Davie would be well away, for he would fret about his grandmother, and that would do neither of them any good.

And the woman laughed, and said, Truly, thou doest ill to fret thyself for such a matter.


On this page you'll find 154 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to fret, such as: agonize, bother, brood, carp, chafe, and fume.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.