There are 2 main translations of fray in Spanish

: fray1fray2

fray1

deshilacharse, v.

Pronunciation /freɪ//freɪ/

intransitive verb

  • 1

    (rope/cloth/collar) deshilacharse
    (wire) pelarse
    • Moreover, overlocking seams and hemming garments are not necessary because the fabric doesn't fray.
    • Irate motorists who haven't read the highway code I can deal with, being scruffy because my jacket is already fraying at the edges is another matter.
    • He had a long black coat that trailed the floor slightly, the edges torn and frayed, obviously often used.
    • At intervals of around 2 inches there is fraying all along the edges of the collar and sleeves.
    • The cloth had frayed at the edges; the tassels had unraveled.
    • First thing that shocks is the decor - everything looks really dated - the sofas seem to be fraying at the edges and the wooden dancefloor is in a poor condition.
    • The cheap, no-frills fix is to simply melt the end of the frayed shoelace with the lighter.
    • This fabric doesn't fray, comes in a wide array of patterns and solids, and does not need to be hemmed or sewn!
    • The hallway was a drab grey and the worn carpet was fraying.
    • The paper was thin and the edges were beginning to fray from age.
    • The moist tawny plumpness of the peaches, dabbled with thick but scratched crimson so that they look like frayed velvet, is further accentuated by the hard cracked shells of the walnuts alongside them on the tablecloth.
    • Ribbons fray over time, and they have to be replaced.
    • Underground cables become frayed from aging, corrosive chemicals, overload or rats biting them.
    • ‘Cheap’ thread will fray, break and cause knotting of the thread while sewing.
    • At his feet was a strip of dirt colored cloth, frayed at the edges.
    • That much was true, but I'd overlooked just how much of the fabric has frayed or worn a little bit, exposing the pure-white threads underneath the blue.
    • Trevelyan himself was present, bent with age, his musty gown fraying at the edges - emblematic, I remember thinking, of an old order passing.
    • Often the chimps modified the fishing probe, pulling it through their teeth to fray the end like a paintbrush.
    • The girl quickly tucked the blue ends of her hair into her black fraying sweater, concealing them from sight, and jogged up the steps to the church building.
    • This is a fabric which frays badly and the best way to finish it is to encase those edges within the seams.
  • 2

    (become strained)
    tempers were fraying la gente estaba perdiendo la paciencia
    • his nerves are beginning to fray se está empezando a enervar

transitive verb

  • 1

    (rope/wire) desgastar
    (cloth) (through use) desgastar
    (cloth) (through use) raer
    (cloth) (deliberately) deshilachar
  • 2

    (nerves) crispar
    • It was getting louder… her head was ringing - her nerves were fraying - everything was stretching, threatening to snap.
    • Cyclists, horse carts, two-wheelers, three-wheelers and loaded lorries all jostled for their bit of space while horns blared and tempers got increasingly frayed.
    • Already kept waiting for more then two hours, his temper was fraying.
    • Malhavoc puffed his cigarette quickly, his nerves frayed.
    • With nerves frayed and frustration pent up, we are at the edge.
    • Having a baby is a joyful but potentially stressful time as mothers and fathers have less sleep than usual and nerves can become frayed.
    • What with that and the Cajun music my nerves are beginning to fray somewhat.
    • But as Christmas approaches and everybody's temper gets frayed, it is the low-level aggression that wears staff down.
    • Despite this I was full of restless energy, and my nerves were fraying.
    • As we draw closer and closer to the time of departure the days grow more hectic and my nerves more frayed.
    • The cottonwoods shimmered, the dirt turned gold, but back at camp that night, everyone's nerves frayed from a long day on the rock, emotions ran high.
    • And he warns that people need to take steps to avoid long term mental health problems caused by seasonal frazzled nerves, frayed tempers, and over-indulgence.
    • School plays and concerts were great occasions, when nerves became frayed in the run-up to the big night.
    • And as nerves fray and tempers rise you can be assured of a catty remark or backstage rumpus.
    • Nerves are beginning to fray as the match reaches a tense climax.
    • After a weekend of each other's company, nerves had become frayed.
    • She wrote a few days ago that she considered quitting her job as a columnist after six months because her nerves got frayed.
    • The call came at a meeting of police and villagers, during which tempers frayed as residents complained of a lack of police presence and support.
    • Tempers are fraying rapidly, while frustration grows at the Government's handling of the outbreak.
    • Working eight-hour days, it has been hard for the cast to stay focused and nerves do occasionally fray.

There are 2 main translations of fray in Spanish

: fray1fray2

fray2

refriega, n.

noun

  • 1

    refriega feminine
    lucha feminine
    he's ready for the fray está listo para entrar en la refriega
    • she returned to the fray with renewed enthusiasm volvió al ataque con renovado entusiasmo
    • she joined the fray and gave a brilliant speech salió a la palestra y pronunció un brillante discurso
    • I miss work, but I'm glad to be out of the fray echo de menos el trabajo, pero me alegro de no estar en la brecha
    • That Aberdeen game saw him enter the fray as a first-half substitute, only to suffer the indignity of being hooked later in the game.
    • Although it feels like it has been going on for decades, alas, it's still a necessary discussion, and I've been meaning to enter the fray.
    • It is possible other bidders could enter the fray, if the take-out price is seen as too low.
    • But to do that, they would have to want to enter the fray, starting from the bottom and working their way up the pecking order at rock festivals.
    • There are also rumours that a financial bidder could enter the fray and then sell stores to the supermarket giant, which was very disappointed not be cleared.
    • I believe he has achieved that - but the big American chemists could still enter the fray.
    • Many scientists enter the fray from evolutionary biology, the branch of science that conflicts most directly with religion.
    • Old enemies take a stand and strangers enter the fray.
    • It is also expected that some other candidates will enter the fray before convention night.
    • To enter the fray, you need to know the business and have pretty thick skin.
    • Day by day, new names enter the fray and it looks as if there will be a bumper number of candidates for the elections to be held on 11 th June.
    • I can't wait to enter the fray again, to challenge ignorance, to mock hypocrisy, to defeat a lie.
    • The second round saw some of the stronger teams from last year's competition enter the fray, and some of the first round qualifiers stepped up their game yet further under the afternoon sun.
    • But the fact that she's still willing to enter the fray is in itself a tribute to her survival skills.
    • The deal has set the hares running in the industry and some investors are betting a rival suitor, possibly from the US, will enter the fray with a higher offer.
    • Second, will another, more appealing bidder enter the fray?
    • And later we'll also investigate another energy option keen to enter the fray: geothermal power.
    • Overall domestic market share is down and it's recently been falling in the light truck sector, as new foreign competitors enter the fray.
    • What is really necessary is to curb the number of independent candidates who enter the fray, to no useful purpose.
    • As the game progressed I was itching to get a run and with eight minutes to go, I got the nod to enter the fray.