fret

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  • Info A fret is a raised element on the neck of a stringed instrument. more...
  • Get off with the old love before you go fretting about a new one! Cited from Happiness and Marriage, by Elizabeth (Jones) Towne
  • There would be no need to fret himself about form orders any more. Cited from The Loom of Youth, by Alec Waugh
  • He wrote letters and got news for our women when they got to fretting too hard. Cited from Green Valley, by Katharine Reynolds
  • I do not think she will begin to fret for you again for some time. Cited from The Younger Set, by Robert W. Chambers
  • You can do nothing here, and I think your remaining would fret him. Cited from Father Payne, by Arthur Christopher Benson
  • But it does fret me how books will be standing on their heads. Cited from Journeys to Bagdad, by Charles S. Brooks
  • And she kept on fretting in this way until late into the evening. Cited from Uncle Titus and His Visit to the Country, by Johanna Spyri
  • It has fretted me more in the last three weeks than it has done for years. Cited from Sword and Gown, by George A. Lawrence
  • If we do this we need never fret ourselves about the part we cannot do. Cited from Making the Most of Life, by J. R. Miller
  • Better anything than that a poor soul should fret himself to death. Cited from Town and Country Sermons, by Charles Kingsley
  • We cannot do our best in anything if we are fretted and anxious. Cited from Making the Most of Life, by J. R. Miller
  • A thing not understood lay in his mind like a fretting foreign body. Cited from The Marquis of Lossie, by George MacDonald
  • I can't understand that fretting about having had a glass too much. Cited from Jacob Faithful, by Captain Frederick Marryat
  • If their child was a son, he would be more fretted still. Cited from Emily Fox-Seton, by Frances Hodgson Burnett
  • Why, if you fret this way about me, you'll soon break your heart. Cited from Fardorougha, The Miser, by William Carleton
  • More life will be worked out of you by fretting than all the stage-playing in the world. Cited from 19th Century Actor Autobiographies, by George Iles
  • I came down to see if your mother was fretting still. Cited from Kate's Ordeal, by Emma Leslie
  • On the other hand, if your labor comes to nothing, still do not fret. Cited from The Young Man and the World, by Albert J. Beveridge
  • She frets herself too much about her boys; she does not know what to do with them. Cited from Lothair, by Benjamin Disraeli
  • Well, don't fret about it any more; you shall have some others. Cited from Kitty Trenire, by Mabel Quiller-Couch
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Meaning of fret

  • noun Agitation resulting from active worry
    don't get in a stew, he's in a sweat about exams
  • noun An ornamental pattern consisting of repeated vertical and horizontal lines (often in relief)
    there was a simple fret at the top of the walls
  • noun 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
  • verb Be agitated or irritated
    don't fret over these small details
  • verb Provide (a musical instrument) with frets
    fret a guitar
  • verb Cause annoyance in
  • verb Carve a pattern into
  • verb Decorate with an interlaced design
  • verb Wear away or erode