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Results for: temper to frayTranslations: 1 - 2 of 2
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frayargument or fight, become strained or strain, lively activity or situation, quarrel, brawl, skirmish, wear away and hang in threads, wear out, make ragged; wear on the nerves, irritate; be worn out, become ragged; rub, worn part with loose threads
temperadditive, angry state, calm state, emotional condition, harden metal, hardness of metal, make somebody stronger, moderate, soften, tone down; toughen, temperament, disposition; mood, tendency to anger, tune early keyboard instrument
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