[ US /ˈfɹeɪd/ ]
[ UK /fɹˈe‍ɪd/ ]
  1. worn away or tattered along the edges
    frayed cuffs
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How To Use frayed In A Sentence

  • It was issued to inspect the Velcro straps for frayed condition, cuts, and overall integrity.
  • Everyone is gibbering insanely, nerves frayed as showtime approaches.
  • As I happened to be sitting next the driver going to town on the 'bus, I told him my joke about the "frayed" shirts. The Diary of a Nobody
  • He had seen the transparent celluloid belt that held up my frayed cotton shorts. Times, Sunday Times
  • The prime minister used his keynote speech at Labour's spring conference in Gateshead to acknowledge it was largely his fault that his bond with the public had frayed.
  • Frayed beige cotton curtains could be drawn at night in the bedroom and sitting room.
  • Denim shorts and skirts with frayed edges give an authentic feel. The Sun
  • Everything wasn't ruined, but his soul had been frayed a little further.
  • Consequently, the costs of strengthening and extending the probation service could be defrayed by charging a fee to the offending corporation.
  • I noticed that his cassock was a little frayed at the sleeves and short in the skirt. Incubus
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