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Past participle offray. There are other translations for this conjugation.


An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (unraveled)
a. deshilachado
Why would you pay so much money for frayed clothes?¿Por qué pagarías tanto dinero por ropa deshilachada?
b. raído
I need to hem my pants to hide the frayed edge.Tengo que hacerles el dobladillo a los pantalones para esconder el borde raído.
c. desgastado
We tried to tie the boat to shore with a frayed rope.Tratamos de atar el barco a la orilla con una soga desgastada.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g., carrot, bean).
a. crispado (nerves)
Receiving bad news every morning this week has left me with frayed nerves.Recibir malas noticias cada mañana de esta semana me ha dejado con los nervios crispados.
b. tenso
Tempers became frayed during the negotiations, so we're going to meet again next week.Los humores se volvieron tensos durante las negociaciones, así que vamos a reunirnos de nuevo la próxima semana.
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frayed [freɪd]
1 [+cloth, garment, cuff] deshilachado; raído; [+rope] desgastado
2 [+nerves] crispado
tempers were getting frayed los ánimos se estaban caldeando; la gente estaba perdiendo la paciencia
Nerves were increasingly frayed as hunger bit my frayed nerves couldn't take much more of this
3 [+person] (strained) tenso
Leonie was looking rather frayed On a few occasions I have felt so frayed that I thought I would do my child a damage
he's beginning to look a bit frayed around the edges ya se le empiezan a notar los años
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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