Synonyms for fray

Synonyms for (noun) fray

Synonyms: affray, ruffle, disturbance, fray

Definition: a noisy fight

Similar words: scrap, combat, fight, fighting

Definition: the act of fighting; any contest or struggle

Usage: a fight broke out at the hockey game; there was fighting in the streets; the unhappy couple got into a terrible scrap

Synonyms for (verb) fray

Synonyms: scratch, rub, chafe, fret, fray

Definition: cause friction

Usage: my sweater scratches

Similar words: touch, adjoin, contact, meet

Definition: be in direct physical contact with; make contact

Usage: The two buildings touch; Their hands touched; The wire must not contact the metal cover; The surfaces contact at this point

Synonyms: fray, frazzle

Definition: wear away by rubbing

Usage: The friction frayed the sleeve

Similar words: fall apart, bust, break, wear, wear out

Definition: go to pieces

Usage: The lawn mower finally broke; The gears wore out; The old chair finally fell apart completely

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