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frazzle


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Frazzle  \Fraz"zle\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Frazzled};  p.  pr  &  vb 
  n.  {Frazzling}.]  [Cf.  G.  faseln  and  E.  fray.] 
  To  fray;  to  wear  or  pull  into  tatters  or  tag  ends  to  tatter; 
  --  used  literally  and  figuratively.  [Prov.  Eng.  &  U.  S.] 
 
  Her  hair  was  of  a  reddish  gray  color,  and  its  frazzled 
  and  tangled  condition  suggested  that  the  woman  had 
  recently  passed  through  a  period  of  extreme  excitement. 
  --J.  C. 
  Harris. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Frazzle  \Fraz"zle\,  n. 
  The  act  or  result  of  frazzling;  the  condition  or  quality  of 
  being  frazzled;  the  tag  end  a  frayed-out  end  [Prov.  Eng.  & 
  U.  S.] 
 
  My  fingers  are  all  scratched  to  frazzles.  --Kipling. 
 
  Gordon  had  sent  word  to  Lee  that  he  ``had  fought  his 
  corps  to  a  frazzle.''  --Nicolay  & 
  Hay  (Life  of 
  Lincoln). 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  frazzle 
  n  :  (informal)  a  state  of  extreme  exhaustion;  "he  was  worn  to  a 
  frazzle" 
  v  :  wear  away  by  rubbing;  "The  friction  frayed  the  sleeve"  [syn: 
  {fray}] 




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