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f re tid

  • v  worry unnecessarily or excessively
  • v  be agitated or irritated
  • v  provide (a musical instrument) with frets
  • v  become or make sore by or as if by rubbing
  • v  cause annoyance in
  • v  gnaw into; make resentful or angry
  • v  carve a pattern into
  • v  decorate with an interlaced design
  • v  be too tight; rub or press
  • v  cause friction
  • v  remove soil or rock
  • v  wear away or erode
  • a  having frets
  • s  having a pattern of fretwork or latticework

  • Within the Administration, economists fretted endlessly over the pros and cons of various budget-balancing proposals.
  • Only a year ago, Fed chief Alan Greenspan openly fretted about deflation, a debilitating condition in which prices throughout the economy fall, wreaking havoc on profits, job .
  • A brilliant waxing moon sailed through a cloudless and star-fretted sky.
News & Articles

  • Fed fears pull TSX lower; banks lead retreat
    By Peter N Henderson TORONTO (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index retreated on Friday, ending its third-straight losing week as financials and materials stocks led a broad selloff. Bank shares were the biggest drag on the index as investors digested U.S. economic data and fretted about a possible rollback in central bank stimulus programs. The index fell following a sharp jump in the previous ...
    June 14, 2013 - Reuters via Yahoo! News
  • Apollo Tyres fails to stem stock slide on Cooper deal
    MUMBAI/NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Apollo Tyres lost a third of its market value over two days as investors fretted over the debt it will take on to fund its $2.5-billion acquisition of U.S.-based Cooper Tire ...
    June 14, 2013 - Reuters via Yahoo! Finance
  • Japan Stocks Plunge Into Bear-Market Territory
    Japan's benchmark stock-market index nose dived more than 6% into bear-market territory as traders fretted about a potential slowing of central bank easing. 
    June 13, 2013 - FOX Business

  • Christopher Nolan in ABC Online
    Silently, I curse the moment that Heath first skated onto our set in full character make-up,Nolan wrote in US magazine Newsweek. "I'd fretted about the reaction of Batman fans to a skateboarding Joker, but the actual result was a...
  • Bill Cowher in CNN International
    The one thing I liked about Ben was when the game was there in the fourth quarter, he never really fretted,said Steelers head coach Bill Cowher, who wrapped up his eighth division title in his 13-season stint in Pittsburgh. "He hung in...
  • Tim Berra in
    He fretted that the ill health of his children might be due to the nature of the marriage, and he came to that because of his work on plants,lead author Tim Berra of Ohio State University says in a statement.

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