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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 fray /ˈfre/
 磨損,打架,爭論(vt.)使磨損(vi.)被磨損

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Fray, v. t.  To rub; to wear off, or wear into shreds, by rubbing; to fret, as cloth; as, a deer is said to fray her head.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Fray, v. i.
 1. To rub.
 We can show the marks he made
 When 'gainst the oak his antlers frayed.   --Sir W. Scott.
 2. To wear out or into shreads, or to suffer injury by rubbing, as when the threads of the warp or of the woof wear off so that the cross threads are loose; to ravel; as, the cloth frays badly.
    A suit of frayed magnificience.   --tennyson.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Fray, n. A fret or chafe, as in cloth; a place injured by rubbing.
 

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 fray n.  An angry quarrel; an affray; contest; combat; broil.
    Who began this bloody fray?   --Shak.
 

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Fray, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Frayed p. pr. & vb. n. Fraying.]  To frighten; to terrify; to alarm.
    What frays ye, that were wont to comfort me affrayed?   --Spenser.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Fray, v. t.  To bear the expense of; to defray. [Obs.]
    The charge of my most curious and costly ingredients frayed, I shall acknowledge myself amply satisfied.   --Massinger.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 fray
      n : a noisy fight [syn: affray, disturbance, ruffle]
      v 1: wear away by rubbing; "The friction frayed the sleeve" [syn:
            frazzle]
      2: cause friction; "my sweater scratches" [syn: rub, fret,
         chafe, scratch]