"fray" in the noun sense
1. affray, disturbance, fray, ruffle
a noisy fight
"fray" in the verb sense
1. fray, frazzle
wear away by rubbing
"The friction frayed the sleeve"
2. rub, fray, fret, chafe, scratch
"my sweater scratches"
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