In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
verbo intransitivofretted, fretting
- The neurotic quality that Brooks brings to his characters is well suited to Marlin, constantly fretting over Nemo's safety and youthful exuberance.
- The post-war period was stressful for the king who fretted constantly.
- When the upper middle classes complain about housing prices, they are really fretting about the cost of housing in the most desirable locations.
- Heather was horribly disconcerted, fretting to no end.
- What I've learned through the 12-step program I'm in is to release to a higher power the concerns that I fret over.
- These letters reveal the eager young composer fretting anxiously over arrangements for the premiere of the work.
- It would have been so typical of me to start panicking and fretting with all that is expected of me.
- She said: ‘I was panicking, fretting, crying and pleading with him to give me back my daughter.’
- Unfortunately, that's not the end of him - he stays onscreen as a ghost, fretting over his still-living partner.
- Gus was anxious, fretting when I let him out of my study.
- He would often visit them on the weekends and constantly fretted about their well-being.
- ‘I was fretting about telling my parents,’ he recalls.
- I had fretted at night concerned that he was feeling lonely.
- Yes, it was bothersome but nothing to fret over too much.
- This portfolio manager also takes a dim view of his Sunday evening being disturbed by a client fretting about something neither of them can do anything about until at least the next business day.
- Another focuses on an anxious woman who frets about how her partner's personality changes when he gets behind the wheel.
- Politicians fret over the rising cost of pensions while careless juveniles, ignoring their own inevitable fate, act as though older people are somehow dim-witted.
- I mean I've fretted over the cost for seven months now, right?
- An alarming new survey has found that almost one in four parents fret constantly about whether they have the ability to raise their children properly.
- Acton sat gazing out the windows, too anxious to do anything but fret about Lombard.
2(become restless, agitated)inquietarseto fret for sb/sth — inquietarse por algn/algo
- don't fret! — ¡tranquilízate!
1(agitated state)to get/be in a fret (over/about sth) — ponerse/estar neura (por algo) coloquial
- She also says that stars who had to return their borrowed designer duds did not have fret about removing sweat stains.
- She studied what she had wrote, playing it back in her mind while lightly tapping her foot as she moved her hand to the various positions on the frets of the guitar.
- The instrument has no frets or fingerboard; the strings float in the air.
- Slow and melancholic, it fizzes momentarily before breaking away into a folk-like rhythm as Dylan Jones, the other half of the group, picks and slides his way through the frets of a steel string acoustic guitar.
- The frequency is determined by the wavelength, which is altered by changing the length of the string using the frets.
- Just as she had found the correct frets for the fifth time in a row, there was a knock on the door.
- His fingers flew across the frets while I was sure the plectrum he was holding should have been worn to shreds as he played.
- Even as I was thinking this, my fingers placed themselves on the frets and the pick glided across the strings as if of their own accord.
- I put my hand over the strings to silence them and whipped my fingers away from the frets.
- His fingers flew up and down the frets, and most, if not all, the notes came out clean.
- She slid her fingers onto the frets, and moved them.
- The sweating made him more afraid of playing badly, as he worried that his fingers would slip on the frets of the lute.
- He positioned her left hand and put her fingers on certain frets.
- She changed frets dramatically, adding little flourishes here and there.
- For example, if there's a number thirteen on the third line down then you know you've got to put your finger on the thirteenth fret of the third string, and so on.
- She sat back down on her bed with the guitar in her lap, she positioned it and put her fingers on the frets and began to play one of the songs Erica had taught her.
- My hair was hanging in front of my face as I leaned over to see the frets of my guitar.
- ‘Okay,’ Chris said, sounding happier. ‘the first one goes like this,’ and here he took my fingers, and placed them on the frets and strings that applied.
- Dick used the drum sticks to bang out the notes on the bass, with Tommy fingering the chords on the fret.
- One of his largest houses, for a musician, is called the Guitar House because its 40 rammed-earth columns look like the neck and frets of a guitar.
- I touched my finger to the index finger of his left hand, feeling the hardened skin there, supposedly from pressing guitar strings down at the right frets.
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