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5 definitions found
 for fretted
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Fret \Fret\ (fr[e^]t), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Fretted; p. pr. &
     vb. n. Fretting.] [OE. freten to eat, consume; AS. fretan,
     for foretan; pref. for- + etan to eat; akin to D. vreten,
     OHG. frezzan, G. fressen, Sw. fr[aum]ta, Goth. fra-itan. See
     For, and Eat, v. t.]
     1. To devour. [Obs.]
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              The sow frete the child right in the cradle.
                                                    --Chaucer.
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     2. To rub; to wear away by friction; to chafe; to gall;
        hence, to eat away; to gnaw; as, to fret cloth; to fret a
        piece of gold or other metal; a worm frets the plants of a
        ship.
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              With many a curve my banks I fret.    --Tennyson.
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     3. To impair; to wear away; to diminish.
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              By starts
              His fretted fortunes give him hope and fear. --Shak.
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     4. To make rough, agitate, or disturb; to cause to ripple;
        as, to fret the surface of water.
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     5. To tease; to irritate; to vex.
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              Fret not thyself because of evil doers. --Ps.
                                                    xxxvii. 1.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Fretted \Fret"ted\, p. p. & a. [From 2d Fret.]
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     1. Rubbed or worn away; chafed.
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     2. Agitated; vexed; worried.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Fretted \Fret"ted\, p. p. & a. [See 5th Fret.]
     1. Ornamented with fretwork; furnished with frets;
        variegated; made rough on the surface.
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     2. (Her.) Interlaced one with another; -- said of charges and
        ordinaries.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  fretted
      adj 1: having frets [ant: unfretted]
      2: having a pattern of fretwork or latticework [syn: fretted,
         interlaced, latticed, latticelike]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  35 Moby Thesaurus words for "fretted":
     beset, braided, dogged, enlaced, entwined, handwoven, harassed,
     harried, haunted, hounded, interknit, interlaced, interthreaded,
     intertied, intertissued, intertwined, interwoven, knit, laced,
     loomed, persecuted, plagued, plaited, platted, pleached, raddled,
     textile, tormented, twined, vexed, worried, worried sick,
     worried stiff, woven, wreathed
  
  

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