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- n. fretful excitement
- n. a race; a run; a running start, as for a leap
- n. vexation; worry; fret
- v. to drive off; frighten away; put to flight
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To turn, as a screw.
- transitive v. To beat; to chastise; to humble; to worry.
- n. Fretful excitement. [Obs.] See feaze.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To drive off; frighten away; put to flight.
- To drive; compel; urge.
- To beat; whip; chastise.
- To vex; worry; harass; plague; tease; disturb.
- To do for; settle or finish.
- To fret; be in a fume; worry: as, she frets and feezes.
- n. A race; a run; a running start, as for a leap.
- n. Vexation; worry; fret.
- To sneeze.
- To untwist the end of (anything made of threads or fibers); ravel out.
- To untwist; ravel out.
- To dawdle; loiter.
- To screw; twist; tighten by screwing.
From Old English fēsian ("to drive away, put to flight") (Wiktionary)