Fret and fume

Fret and fume
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  • fret — v. 1) (D; intr.) to fret about, over 2) (misc.) to fret and fume * * * [fret] over (D; intr.) to fret about (misc.) to fret and fume …   Combinatory dictionary

  • fret — Synonyms and related words: ablate, abrade, abrase, ache, achievement, aching, afflict, aggravate, agitate, agonize, ail, air a grievance, alerion, angina, animal charge, annoy, annulet, arabesque, argent, armorial bearings, armory, arms, arouse …   Moby Thesaurus

  • Fume — Fume, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Fumed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Fuming}.] [Cf. F. fumer, L. fumare to smoke. See {Fume}, n.] 1. To smoke; to throw off fumes, as in combustion or chemical action; to rise up, as vapor. [1913 Webster] Where the golden altar… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • fret — fret1 fretter, n. /fret/, v., fretted, fretting, n. v.i. 1. to feel or express worry, annoyance, discontent, or the like: Fretting about the lost ring isn t going to help. 2. to cause corrosion; gnaw into something: acids that fret at the… …   Universalium

  • To fume away — Fume Fume, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Fumed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Fuming}.] [Cf. F. fumer, L. fumare to smoke. See {Fume}, n.] 1. To smoke; to throw off fumes, as in combustion or chemical action; to rise up, as vapor. [1913 Webster] Where the golden… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • fret — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. agitate, irritate, vex; worry, chafe, rub, fume, complain. See discontent, pain, resentment, dejection. II (Roget s IV) v. 1. [To cause annoyance] Syn. disturb, agitate, vex, irritate; see bother 2 ,… …   English dictionary for students

  • fume — Synonyms and related words: achromatize, ado, aerate, aerify, afterdamp, agitation, anhydrate, aroma, ash, ashes, atomize, be livid, be pissed, blackdamp, blanch, blast freeze, bleach, blow, blow a gasket, blow up, bluster, bobbery, boil, boil… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • fret — I v 1. worry, agonize, writhe, lose sleep over, stay awake nights, Inf. stew; pout, frown, sulk, brood over or on, mope; complain, fuss, gripe, grumble, croak, find fault, make a fuss about, whine, Inf. grouse, Sl. squawk, Archaic. pine; chafe,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • fuss — Synonyms and related words: addle, addle the wits, ado, agitate, agitation, air a grievance, altercation, argument, ball up, becloud, bedazzle, beef, befuddle, bellyache, bewilder, bicker, bickering, bitch, bleat, blood feud, blow off, bluff,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • stew — Synonyms and related words: B girl, Cyprian, Irish stew, Paphian, ado, agitation, agonize, all sorts, all overs, angst, anxiety, anxiety hysteria, anxiety neurosis, anxious bench, anxious concern, anxious seat, anxiousness, apply the mind,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • chafe — Synonyms and related words: ablate, ablation, abrade, abrase, abrasion, abrasive, afflict, aggravate, agonize, ail, annoy, arouse, attrition, bark, be livid, be pissed, bite, blemish, bloody, bluster, boil, bother, break, bristle, browned off,… …   Moby Thesaurus


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