To dig or excavate with the claws.
To rub (on or against)
To disturb the surface of (water or a stream); agitate.
To apply to a surface firmly and with friction:
To fall apart, disintegrate, collapse, etc.
To damage by drawing, stretching, or the exertion of force.
To shred is to tear or cut something up into small pieces.
To struggle or fight in rough confusion
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To fill with fear; alarm.
To oppose by argument or assertion; to controvert; to express dissent or opposition to; to call in question; to deny the truth or validity of.
To try to disprove or invalidate (something) as by argument or legal action; dispute
(Obs.) To fight; battle; contend
To oppose in battle; fight against.
To come into conflict; disagree sharply
To expose to great heat.
To quarrel or fight noisily.
To oppose as in a battle; fight
To attack verbally, as with ridicule or censure.
To fill with alarm or anxious concern.
Find another word for fraying. In this page you can discover 21 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for fraying, like: scratching, chafing, fretting, rubbing, unravelling, straining, shredding, scuffling, ravelling, frightening and disputing.