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Another word for fret

  1. To trouble the nerves or peace of mind of, especially by repeated vexations

  2. To focus the attention on something moodily and at length

      1. To cook (food) by simmering or boiling slowly.
      2. To undergo cooking by boiling slowly or simmering.
      3. To suffer with oppressive heat or stuffy confinement; swelter.
      1. To feel uneasy or concerned about something; be troubled.
      2. To seize something with the teeth and bite or tear repeatedly:
      3. To touch or handle something nervously or persistently:
      1. To think gloomily and persistently about something; be dejected.
      2. To move in a listless or aimless manner, especially from being sad or depressed:
      3. A person given to gloomy or dejected moods.
      1. To live as a resident; reside.
      2. To exist in a given place or state:
      3. To fasten one's attention on something, especially moodily or persistently:
      1. To burden or be burdened with trouble; worry.
      2. A worry; a trouble:
      1. The young of certain animals, especially a group of young birds hatched at one time and cared for together.
      2. The children in one family.
      3. To focus the attention on a subject persistently and moodily; worry:
  3. To make (the skin) raw by or as if by friction

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Another word for fret

  1. To cause annoyance

      1. To cause (someone) to feel impatient or angry; annoy:
      2. To make sore or inflamed:
      3. To cause a physiological response to a stimulus in (a cell, body tissue, or organism).
      1. To irritate, bother, or frustrate:
      2. To cause perplexity in; baffle:
      3. To cause difficulty or trouble to:
      1. To cause to move with violence or sudden force.
      2. To upset; disturb:
      3. To arouse interest in (a cause, for example) by use of the written or spoken word; discuss or debate.
      1. To break up or destroy the tranquility, order, or settled state of:
      2. To trouble emotionally or mentally; upset:
      3. To interfere with; interrupt:
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  2. To suffer annoyance

  3. To rub painfully

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