What is another word for frays?

Pronunciation: [fɹˈe͡ɪz] (IPA)

Frays can be replaced by a variety of synonyms that convey similar meanings. A few different options for synonyms include words like unravel, fray, and wear. These words describe the process of something becoming damaged or worn out over time, such as a piece of clothing or a carpet. Other synonyms for frays might include terms like deteriorate, fray, or crumble, representing more severe forms of wear and tear. No matter which synonym you choose, they all convey the same essential message of something getting frayed or torn apart over time and needing to be repaired or replaced.

Usage examples for Frays

Bloody frays between the heathen inhabitants and the Jews, who were equally numerous in the city, were quite the order of the day, and one party was as often to blame as the other for disturbing the peace and having recourse to the sword.
"The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers"
Georg Ebers
Wherefore I say: 'Bring hither all that giveth joy, wine and love-making, torches and the giddy dame in velvet and silk, dice and gaming, and mad rides, the fresh greenwood and bloody frays!
"The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers"
Georg Ebers
Thus it came to pass that another child of Nuremberg, albeit setting forth after them, passed them by; and this was Ursula Tetzel, whose father deemed it well to send her forth from the city, where, of a truth, the ground had waxed too hot for her, inasmuch as she had given cause for two bloody frays; and Cousin Maud, to be sure, had not kept silence as to her unbridled demeanor in our house.
"The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers"
Georg Ebers

Famous quotes with Frays

  • The ones we choose to love become our anchor when the hawser of the blood-tie's hacked, or frays.
    Tony Harrison
  • —What did you do today? —Went to the grocery store and Xeroxed a box of English muffins, two pounds of ground veal and an apple. In flagrant violation of the Copyright Act. —You had your nap, I remember that— —I had my nap. —Lunch, I remember that, there was lunch, slept with Susie after lunch, then your nap, woke up, right?, went Xeroxing, right?, read a book not a whole book but part of a book— —Talked to Happy on the telephone saw the seven o’clock news did not wash dishes want to clean up some of this mess? —If one does nothing but listen to the new music, everything else drifts, frays. Did Odysseus feel this way when he and Diomedes decided to steal Athene’s statue from the Trojans, so that they would become dejected and lose the war? I don’t think so, but who is to know what effect the new music of that remote time had on its hearers? —Or how it compares to the new music of this time? —One can only conjecture.
    Donald Barthelme

Similar words: hemp, cotton, linen, rope, cord, threads

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