fret

verb

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Origin

Old English fretan ‘devour, consume’, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch vreten and German fressen, and ultimately to for- and eat.

Late Middle English: from Old French frete ‘trelliswork’ and freter (verb), of unknown origin.

Pronunciation

  • fret /frɛt/