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Multiple Meanings
frayed — as in:  frayed cloth

The cuffs were frayed from so many washings.
showing wear with threads beginning to separate and hang loose
frayed — as in:  frayed nerves

The constant pressure has frayed her nerves.
emotionally strained (worn thin)
fray — as in:  into the fray

I’m hesitant to join the fray.
a noisy fight, controversial debate, or other exciting situation
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