1 having frets [ant: unfretted]
2 having a pattern of fretwork or latticework [syn: interlaced, latticed, latticelike]fretted See fretfret
1 agitation resulting from active worry; "don't get in a stew"; "he's in a sweat about exams" [syn: stew, sweat, lather, swither]
2 a spot that has been worn away by abrasion or erosion [syn: worn spot]
3 an ornamental pattern consisting of repeated vertical and horizonal lines (often in relief); "there was a simple fret at the top of the walls" [syn: Greek fret, Greek key, key pattern]
4 a small bar of metal across the fingerboard of a musical instrument; when the string is stopped by a finger at the metal bar it will produce a note of the desired pitch
1 worry unnecessarily or excessively; "don't fuss too much over the grandchildren--they are quite big now" [syn: fuss, niggle]
2 be agitated or irritated; "don't fret over these small details"
3 provide (a musical instrument) with frets; "fret a guitar"
5 cause annoyance in
6 gnaw into; make resentful or angry; "The unjustice rankled her"; "his resentment festered" [syn: eat into, rankle, grate]
7 carve a pattern into
8 decorate with an interlaced design
beset, braided, dogged, enlaced, entwined, handwoven, harassed, harried, haunted, hounded, interknit, interlaced, interthreaded, intertied, intertissued, intertwined, interwoven, knit, laced, loomed, persecuted, plagued, plaited, platted, pleached, raddled, textile, tormented, twined, vexed, worried, worried sick, worried stiff, woven, wreathed