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frayed
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Harry Potter (#1) and the Sorcerer's Stone
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as in: frayed cloth Define
showing wear with threads beginning to separate and hang loose
  • This hat was patched and frayed and extremely dirty.
    p.117.4

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  • The cuffs were frayed from so many washings.
  • I’m not trusting my life to that frayed rope!

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as in: frayed cloth Define
showing wear with threads beginning to separate and hang loose
as in: frayed nerves Define
emotionally strained (worn thin)
as in: into the fray Define
a noisy fight, controversial debate, or other exciting situation
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