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Synonyms for fret

Synonyms for fret

to trouble the nerves or peace of mind of, especially by repeated vexations

to focus the attention on something moodily and at length

to make (the skin) raw by or as if by friction

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agitation resulting from active worry

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a spot that has been worn away by abrasion or erosion

an ornamental pattern consisting of repeated vertical and horizontal lines (often in relief)

a small bar of metal across the fingerboard of a musical instrument

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worry unnecessarily or excessively

be agitated or irritated

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provide (a musical instrument) with frets

become or make sore by or as if by rubbing

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carve a pattern into

decorate with an interlaced design

cause friction

remove soil or rock

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wear away or erode

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Fingers and Frets received a highly commended award for their performances of two pieces - Calistoga and Samba.
When he further frets that such veggies are "floating on a sinking sea of petroleum" he demonstrates a refined political sensibility.
The fifth string of the banjo can be tuned to the first string of the guitar played at the third fret, and, finally, the banjo's first string should sound like the guitar's second string played at the third fret.
Grace's mother frets over Grace, wondering if she will be a wild teenager like the older sisters.
When Toby frets that his film won't be "entertaining" enough, she admonishes him not to be "facile": "You're being superior to these people.
Saenz of the Wildlife Habitat Laboratory in Nacogdoches, Texas, frets over the cavities that the small, endangered red-cockaded woodpeckers peck out of healthy pine trees.
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The BFG - Big Friendly Giant - by Roald Dahl is part of a season of productions being staged by Struts & Frets Theatre Company.
Matt frets, but eventually realizes that he's not to blame.
While Congress frets about how insurance companies use medical information, the Supreme Court is considering a case with far more worrisome implications.
I'd even take Olitski's rendering of eschatological tragedy in Last Judgement over Michelangelo's more bombastic, crowded scene in the Sistine Chapel: Olitski shows the abyss of nothingness that awaits us, while Michelangelo frets over his place in heaven (will God give him commissions?