1. a noisy fight
Sentences with fray as a noun:
- Though they did not know the reason for the dispute, they did not hesitate to leap into the fray.
1. wear away by rubbing
- The friction frayed the sleeve
Similar word(s): frazzle
2. cause friction
Sentences with fray as a verb:
- The ribbon frayed at the cut end.
- The stressful day ended in frayed nerves. (Metaphorical use; nerves are visualised as strings)