fray
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fray(
frey
)
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (to wear out)
a. deshilacharse
I have to take my coat to a tailor, because the seams are starting to fray.Tengo que llevar mi abrigo a un sastre porque las costuras están empezando a deshilacharse.
2. (to become strained)
a. crisparse
Working in such a fast-paced environment is causing my nerves to fray.Trabajar en un entorno a un ritmo tan acelerado está haciendo que se me crispen los nervios
b. caldearse
Tempers began to fray because nobody could agree.Los ánimos empezaron a caldearse porque nadie se ponía de acuerdo.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
3. (to wear out)
a. desgastar
The teething puppy chewed and frayed the telephone wire.Al cachorro le estaban saliendo los dientes y mordisqueó y desgastó el cable del teléfono.
b. deshilachar
The craftsman frayed the edges of the carpet to give it a bit of texture.El artesano deshilachó los bordes de la alfombra para darle un poco de textura.
c. raer
Repeated washings frayed the woolen sweaters.Los lavados repetidos rayeron los suéteres de lana.
4. (to strain)
a. crispar
Working so hard without sleeping enough has been fraying his nerves.Trabajar tan duro sin dormir lo suficiente le está crispando los nervios.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
5. (battle)
a. la refriega
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The police came to break up the fray in the middle of the street.La policía vino a dispersar la refriega en medio de la calle.
b. la lucha
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The army entered the fray to help their fellow soldiers.El ejército entró en la lucha para ayudar a sus camaradas.
c. el combate
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
With so many soldiers in our army, I am more ready than ever to enter the fray.Con tantos soldados en nuestro ejército, me siento más listo que nunca para entrar en combate.
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fray
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (material)
a. deshilachar
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
2. (material)
a. deshilacharse
3. (nerves, tempers)
a. crisparse
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fray [freɪ]
noun
(fight) combate (m); lucha (f)
to be ready for the fray estar dispuesto a pelear; to enter the fray entrar en acción or en liza
There will have to be a second round of voting when new candidates can enter the fray
fray [freɪ]
intransitive verb
1 [+cloth, garment, cuff] deshilacharse; [+rope] desgastarse
2
tempers frayed in the discussion that followed los ánimos se caldearon en la discusión que siguió
elbows sharpened and tempers frayed as shoppers go into action on the first Saturday of the sales it was all I could do to keep tempers from fraying
transitive verb
1 [+cloth, garment, cuff] deshilachar; raer; [+rope] desgastar
2 [+nerves] crispar
the constant tapping was beginning to fray my nerves el constante repiqueteo me estaba empezando a crispar los nervios
The clatter of saucepans hitting the tiled floor would have kept baby amused for hours. It took two minutes to fray our nerves
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fray
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fray(
fray
)
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (religion)
a. friar
¿Por qué ese hombre lleva un hábito color marrón? - Debe ser fraile.Why is that man wearing a brown habit? - He must be a friar.
b. fray
El fray Ambrosio lleva con la orden cincuenta años.The fray Ambrosio has been with the order for fifty years.
c. brother
El fray Pedro vive una vida simple en solidaridad con los pobres.Brother Pedro lives a simple life in solidarity with the poor.
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fray
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (religion)
a. brother
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fray
brother; friar
Fray Juan Brother John; Friar John
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