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fray in Clothes topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishldoce_125_afrayfray1 /freɪ/ verb [intransitive, transitive]  1 DCCDHif cloth or other material frays, or if something frays it, the threads become loose because the material is old The collar had started to fray on Ed’s coat. He had frayed the bottom of his jeans.2 ldoce_125.png CONTROLif someone’s temper or nerves fray, or if something frays them, they become annoyed Tempers soon began to fray.frayed adjective The carpet was badly frayed.→ See Verb table
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frayIt was only three o'clock and tempers were already beginning to fray.Alyssia felt her temper begin to fray.They cut a zig-zag edge to prevent fraying.With basic needs in increasingly short supply, the social fabric of Cairo is showing signs of fraying.Anyone working with Mr Gates must take decisions on the spot; studies and committees fray the billionaire's patience.Tempers ... frayWe had been waiting an hour, the temperature rising, tempers fraying.It was on the second day that tempers, already frayed, finally ripped.With tempers fraying, it was decided to return to the question today.