fray fray  /f ˈreɪ/


  1. (n) a noisy fight
  2. (v) wear away by rubbing
  3. (v) cause friction


  1. While feminists have rallied behind Baek, other activists are joining the fray.
  2. Carmack himself has stayed out of the fray.
  3. Trouble is, sometimes the message gets lost in the fray.


  1. Vail Daily column: Did the Supreme Court put its foot in your mouth?

    I seldom — almost never, in fact — offer my opinion in this column. I take a certain pride in that. My office in these pages, and my hope, is to teach, stand back from the fray, and leave you guessing which way — if any — I tilt on a particular subject.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Vail Daily

  2. Government holds high-level meetings on Syria, including on arming rebels

    By Arshad Mohammed and Matt Spetalnick WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States could decide as early as this week whether to arm Syrian rebels, U.S. officials said on Monday, as Secretary of State John Kerry put off a Middle East trip to attend meetings on the subject. The battlefield has tilted against the rebels in the Syrian civil war as Lebanese Hezbollah has entered the fray on the side of ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

  3. TNT analyst Kenny Smith joins Kings GM job fray

    TNT analyst Kenny Smith joins Kings GM job fray
    on June 10, 2013     Source: CBS Sports


  1. "I really believe in the committee process," said Reid, who has not said how he would vote. "If I'm asked by members of the committee to stay out of the fray, I am willing to do that."
    on Nov 2, 2007 By: Harry Reid Source: TIME

  2. "At a time when the tone in Washington is so often defined by partisanship and rancor, Senator Warner has always risen above the fray, focused on what he believed was the right course for our nation," Clinton said.
    on Aug 31, 2007 By: Hillary Rodham Clinton Source: USA Today

  3. Kinnear said: "Joey will start. I am pleased he is back in the fray. He is a very decent player. I'm hoping all the supporters will get behind him and support him. Joey will be doing the best he possibly can for the club and the supporters."
    on Oct 28, 2008 By: Joe Kinnear Source: ESPN

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