Affray; broil; contest; combat.
- A scuffle; a brawl. See Synonyms at brawl.
- A heated dispute or contest.
- Archaic To alarm; frighten.
- Archaic To drive away.
- To strain; chafe: repeated noises that fray the nerves.
- To wear away (the edges of fabric, for example) by rubbing.
- To become worn away or tattered along the edges.
- A frayed or threadbare spot, as on fabric.