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Fray meaning

fray - 8 dictionary results

  1. 1. Affray; broil; contest; combat.
  2. 2. To frighten; to terrify; to alarm.
  3. 3. To bear the expense of; to defray.
  4. 4. To rub; to wear off, or wear into shreds, by rubbing; to fret, as cloth; as, a deer is said to fray her head.
  5. 5. To rub.
  6. 6. To wear out or into shreads, or to suffer injury by rubbing, as when the threads of the warp or of the woof wear off so that the cross threads are loose; to ravel; as, the cloth frays badly.
  7. 7. A fret or chafe, as in cloth; a place injured by rubbing.
  8. 8. A fight; brawl.

fray - examples of usage

  1. There were no wounded, simply because in this desperate fray neither they nor we could have offered or accepted quarter.
  2. He was in good spirits, and eager for the fray.
  3. Among the Cuban scouts who had been wounded on that first day of actual combat was one who happened to fall under the care of Estrella for he had been carried in right after her entry into the work of the hospital; this man had been slightly wounded as he was about to give valuable information to one of our own officers, and, perhaps for that reason and because he had shown himself to be particularly useful, he had received even more than the usual attention on the battle- field, for his wound had been dressed more carefully than is customary when first aid is given in the midst of the fray, so that the attending surgeon had declared his condition such that all he needed was tender care, which was why his case had been assigned to a volunteer nurse.
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