Found 3 items, similar to fretted.
English → Indonesian
English → English
n 1: agitation resulting from active worry; “don't get in a
; “he's in a sweat about exams”
2: a spot that has been worn away by abrasion or erosion [syn:
3: an ornamental pattern consisting of repeated vertical and
horizonal lines (often in relief); “there was a simple
fret at the top of the walls”
[syn: Greek fret
, Greek key
, key pattern
4: a small bar of metal across the fingerboard of a musical
instrument; when the string is stopped by a finger at the
metal bar it will produce a note of the desired pitch
adj 1: having frets [ant: unfretted
2: having a pattern of fretwork or latticework [syn: interlaced
v 1: worry unnecessarily or excessively; “don't fuss too much
over the grandchildren--they are quite big now”
2: be agitated or irritated; “don't fret over these small
3: provide (a musical instrument) with frets; “fret a guitar”
4: become or make sore by or as if by rubbing [syn: chafe
5: cause annoyance in
6: gnaw into; make resentful or angry; “The unjustice rankled
; “his resentment festered”
[syn: eat into
7: carve a pattern into
8: decorate with an interlaced design
9: be too tight; rub or press; “This neckband is choking the
10: cause friction; “my sweater scratches”
11: remove soil or rock; “Rain eroded the terraces”
12: wear away or erode [syn: eat away
English → English
(fr[e^]t), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Fretted
; p. pr. &
vb. n. Fretting
.] [OE. freten to eat, consume; AS. fretan,
for foretan; pref. for- + etan to eat; akin to D. vreten,
OHG. frezzan, G. fressen, Sw. fr["a]ta, Goth. fra-itan. See
, and Eat
, v. t.]
1. To devour. [Obs.]
The sow frete the child right in the cradle.
2. To rub; to wear away by friction; to chafe; to gall;
hence, to eat away; to gnaw; as, to fret cloth; to fret a
piece of gold or other metal; a worm frets the plants of a
With many a curve my banks I fret. --Tennyson.
3. To impair; to wear away; to diminish.
His fretted fortunes give him hope and fear. --Shak.
4. To make rough, agitate, or disturb; to cause to ripple;
as, to fret the surface of water.
5. To tease; to irritate; to vex.
Fret not thyself because of evil doers. --Ps.
, p. p. & a. [From 2d Fret
1. Rubbed or worn away; chafed.
2. Agitated; vexed; worried.
, p. p. & a. [See 5th Fret
1. Ornamented with fretwork; furnished with frets;
variegated; made rough on the surface.
2. (Her.) Interlaced one with another; -- said of charges and