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Definition of "fret" []

  • To cause to be uneasy; vex: "fret thy soul with crosses and with cares” ( Edmund Spenser). (verb-transitive)
  • To gnaw or wear away; erode. (verb-transitive)
  • To produce a hole or worn spot in; corrode. See Synonyms at chafe. (verb-transitive)
  • To form (a passage or channel) by erosion. (verb-transitive)
  • To disturb the surface of (water or a stream); agitate. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "fret" in a sentence
  • "The word fret means literally “to burn or consume.”"
  • "Reply nate says actually they do have that its called a fret light guitar there around 500 bucks"
  • "When George Harrison plays "Here Comes the Sun," his guitar is in standard tuning, but he has a capo on the seventh fret, which is what gives it that tinkly sound ..."