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fray

US [freɪ]
UK [freɪ]
  • v.(使织物边沿)磨损;恼火
  • n.争辩(尤指激烈或视为检验能力的)
  • Web吵架;冲突;争论
Simple Present:frays  Present Participle:fraying  Past Tense:frayed  
fray
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v.
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(使织物边沿)磨损,磨散if clothfrays or sthfrays it, the threads in it start to come apart
The cuffs of his shirt were fraying.
他衬衣的袖口磨破了。
This material frays easily.
这布料容易磨损。
It was fashionable to fray the bottoms of your jeans.
曾经时兴把牛仔裤磨毛。
2.
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~ (sth)
(使)烦躁,恼火if sb's nerves or temperfrays or sthfrays them, the person starts to get irritated or annoyed
As the debate went on, tempers began to fray.
随着辩论的继续,火气就上来了。
IDM
Support for the leader was fraying at the edges.
对这位领导人的拥护已开始瓦解。
fray at/around the edges/seams
开始卷边;脱线脚;分崩离析;失败to start to come apart or to fail
Support for the leader was fraying at the edges.
对这位领导人的拥护已开始瓦解。
n.
1.
[sing]
打斗,竞争,争辩(尤指激烈或视为检验能力的)a fight, a competition or an argument, especially one that is exciting or seen as a test of your ability
They were ready for the fray.
他们准备好了争斗。
to enter/join the fray
加入争辩
At 71, he has now retired from the political fray.
他现年 71 岁,已经退出了政治角逐。

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