Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun fret

4 senses of fret

Sense 1
fret, stew, sweat, lather, swither -- (agitation resulting from active worry; "don't get in a stew"; "he's in a sweat about exams")
       => agitation -- (a mental state of extreme emotional disturbance)

Sense 2
worn spot, fret -- (a spot that has been worn away by abrasion or erosion)
       => spot, speckle, dapple, patch, fleck, maculation -- (a small contrasting part of something; "a bald spot"; "a leopard's spots"; "a patch of clouds"; "patches of thin ice"; "a fleck of red")

Sense 3
fret, Greek fret, Greek key, key pattern -- (an ornamental pattern consisting of repeated vertical and horizontal lines (often in relief); "there was a simple fret at the top of the walls")
       => architectural ornament -- ((architecture) something added to a building to improve its appearance)

Sense 4
fret -- (a small bar of metal across the fingerboard of a musical instrument; when the string is stopped by a finger at the metal bar it will produce a note of the desired pitch)
       => bar -- (a rigid piece of metal or wood; usually used as a fastening or obstruction or weapon; "there were bars in the windows to prevent escape")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb fret

12 senses of fret

Sense 1
fuss, niggle, fret -- (worry unnecessarily or excessively; "don't fuss too much over the grandchildren--they are quite big now")
       => worry -- (be worried, concerned, anxious, troubled, or uneasy; "I worry about my job")

Sense 2
fret -- (be agitated or irritated; "don't fret over these small details")
       => worry -- (be worried, concerned, anxious, troubled, or uneasy; "I worry about my job")

Sense 3
fret -- (provide (a musical instrument) with frets; "fret a guitar")
       => supply, provide, render, furnish -- (give something useful or necessary to; "We provided the room with an electrical heater")

Sense 4
chafe, gall, fret -- (become or make sore by or as if by rubbing)
       => irritate -- (excite to an abnormal condition, or chafe or inflame; "Aspirin irritates my stomach")

Sense 5
fret -- (cause annoyance in)
       => annoy, rag, get to, bother, get at, irritate, rile, nark, nettle, gravel, vex, chafe, devil -- (cause annoyance in; disturb, especially by minor irritations; "Mosquitoes buzzing in my ear really bothers me"; "It irritates me that she never closes the door after she leaves")

Sense 6
eat into, fret, rankle, grate -- (gnaw into; make resentful or angry; "The injustice rankled her"; "his resentment festered")
       => annoy, rag, get to, bother, get at, irritate, rile, nark, nettle, gravel, vex, chafe, devil -- (cause annoyance in; disturb, especially by minor irritations; "Mosquitoes buzzing in my ear really bothers me"; "It irritates me that she never closes the door after she leaves")

Sense 7
fret -- (carve a pattern into)
       => carve -- (form by carving; "Carve a flower from the ice")

Sense 8
fret -- (decorate with an interlaced design)
       => decorate, adorn, grace, ornament, embellish, beautify -- (make more attractive by adding ornament, colour, etc.; "Decorate the room for the party"; "beautify yourself for the special day")

Sense 9
choke, gag, fret -- (be too tight; rub or press; "This neckband is choking the cat")
       => compress, constrict, squeeze, compact, contract, press -- (squeeze or press together; "she compressed her lips"; "the spasm contracted the muscle")

Sense 10
rub, fray, fret, chafe, scratch -- (cause friction; "my sweater scratches")
       => touch, adjoin, meet, contact -- (be in direct physical contact with; make contact; "The two buildings touch"; "Their hands touched"; "The wire must not contact the metal cover"; "The surfaces contact at this point")

Sense 11
erode, eat away, fret -- (remove soil or rock; "Rain eroded the terraces")
       => damage -- (inflict damage upon; "The snow damaged the roof"; "She damaged the car when she hit the tree")

Sense 12
fret, eat away -- (wear away or erode)
       => corrode, rust -- (become destroyed by water, air, or a corrosive such as an acid; "The metal corroded"; "The pipes rusted")

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