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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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For low cycle number (low test duration up to 20000 cycles) the wear kinetics evolution induced by fretting is linear with an important removal of the upper layers that is related to the accommodation phenomenon of the displacement at the interface.
It is well known, that fretting arises wherever two components in contact are subjected to small relative displacement amplitude, whereas the reciprocating sliding wear is known to occur at much larger displacement amplitude.
Foram realizados ensaios de fadiga por fretting de modo que as cargas de contato e a tensao alternada de fadiga foram mantidas constantes para todos os ensaios, variando apenas a tensao media aplicada.
You're then going to tune your A string by fretting the A string at the 7th fret and making it sound like the E string played open.
Particularly, polymers degradations due to fretting are involved in automobile industry [1].
Fretting that freethinkers won't impress Oxbridge, the status-conscious headmaster (Clive Merrison) brings in Irwin (Stephen Campbell Moore) to provide more cold-blooded coaching on how to impress exam-givers.
Gil ranting about birthday banners ("noise pollution for the deaf"), Cleo having sex to Elvis hits (hopefully not Burning Love), a neurotic girlfriend fretting about how seductive the satellite navigation voice sounds ("You're not telling me he had both hands on that steering wheel").
VANCOUVER -- "We spent much of the 1990s fretting about the confidence of upper-income earners," said Marc Lee, author of New Perspectives on Income Inequality in BC, "It turns out they were doing just fine.
Fret when you find out the video game (the one you've been fretting about because it's too violent) that your kid craves is sold out and won't be available until March.
Three-quarters of people generally worry about their cash flow but around four in 10 of them admit to spending more time fretting than taking action, the survey from Treasury-backed NS&I said.
According to the survey of 1,226 adults from Treasury backed NS and I, three-quarters of people generally worry about their cash flow but around four in 10 of them admit to spending more time fretting than taking action.
After many days and years, after multitudinous suns had risen and set and risen again, after expending like a Croesus of time, most of the days and nights granted a sojourner, after fretting and moiling and losing his way and his temper (and now and again as it seemed, his soul) -- at long last our peregrine did a simple thing -- a thing that might have occurred to a wiser one, as the first thing of all to be done.
Carnwath, I suspect, knows that her nonart ideas - her philosophical thumb-suckers, her Eastern mysticism, her fretting over ecology, her generalized upset with violence, misogyny, intolerance, and the whole caboodle of things she calls "bad stuff" - demand some kind of subtlety of presentation if they are not to seem hopelessly adolescent.
The qualification of the Hypertronics connectors, which contain the widely acclaimed Hypertac(R) contact technology, improves system reliability by ensuring signal integrity while eliminating contact fretting under the most severe shock and vibration environments.