frazzle


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fraz·zle

 (frăz′əl) Informal
v. fraz·zled, fraz·zling, fraz·zles
v.tr.
1. To wear away along the edges; fray.
2. To exhaust physically or emotionally.
v.intr.
1. To become worn away along the edges.
2. To become exhausted physically or emotionally.
n.
1. A frayed or tattered condition.
2. A condition of exhaustion: worked themselves to a frazzle.

[Perhaps a blend of fray and dialectal fazzle, to unravel (from Middle English facelyn, to fray, from fasel, frayed edge, probably diminutive of fas, rootlets, from Old English fæs).]

frazzle

(ˈfræzəl)
vb
1. informal to make or become exhausted or weary; tire out
2. a less common word for fray21
n
3. informal the state of being frazzled or exhausted
4. a frayed end or remnant
5. to a frazzle informal absolutely; completely (esp in the phrase burnt to a frazzle)
[C19: probably from Middle English faselen to fray, from fasel fringe; influenced by fray2]

fraz•zle

(ˈfræz əl)

v. -zled, -zling,
n. v.t., v.i.
1. to make or become physically or mentally fatigued.
2. to wear to threads or shreds; fray.
n.
3. a state of physical or nervous exhaustion: worn to a frazzle.
[1815–25; b. fray2 and fazzle, Middle English faselen to unravel]

frazzle


Past participle: frazzled
Gerund: frazzling

Imperative
frazzle
frazzle
Present
I frazzle
you frazzle
he/she/it frazzles
we frazzle
you frazzle
they frazzle
Preterite
I frazzled
you frazzled
he/she/it frazzled
we frazzled
you frazzled
they frazzled
Present Continuous
I am frazzling
you are frazzling
he/she/it is frazzling
we are frazzling
you are frazzling
they are frazzling
Present Perfect
I have frazzled
you have frazzled
he/she/it has frazzled
we have frazzled
you have frazzled
they have frazzled
Past Continuous
I was frazzling
you were frazzling
he/she/it was frazzling
we were frazzling
you were frazzling
they were frazzling
Past Perfect
I had frazzled
you had frazzled
he/she/it had frazzled
we had frazzled
you had frazzled
they had frazzled
Future
I will frazzle
you will frazzle
he/she/it will frazzle
we will frazzle
you will frazzle
they will frazzle
Future Perfect
I will have frazzled
you will have frazzled
he/she/it will have frazzled
we will have frazzled
you will have frazzled
they will have frazzled
Future Continuous
I will be frazzling
you will be frazzling
he/she/it will be frazzling
we will be frazzling
you will be frazzling
they will be frazzling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been frazzling
you have been frazzling
he/she/it has been frazzling
we have been frazzling
you have been frazzling
they have been frazzling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been frazzling
you will have been frazzling
he/she/it will have been frazzling
we will have been frazzling
you will have been frazzling
they will have been frazzling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been frazzling
you had been frazzling
he/she/it had been frazzling
we had been frazzling
you had been frazzling
they had been frazzling
Conditional
I would frazzle
you would frazzle
he/she/it would frazzle
we would frazzle
you would frazzle
they would frazzle
Past Conditional
I would have frazzled
you would have frazzled
he/she/it would have frazzled
we would have frazzled
you would have frazzled
they would have frazzled
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.frazzle - a state of extreme exhaustion; "he was worn to a frazzle"
colloquialism - a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech
exhaustion - extreme fatigue
Verb1.frazzle - wear away by rubbing; "The friction frayed the sleeve"
fall apart, wear out, bust, wear, break - go to pieces; "The lawn mower finally broke"; "The gears wore out"; "The old chair finally fell apart completely"
2.frazzle - exhaust physically or emotionally; "She was frazzled after the visit of her in-laws"
exhaust, tucker, tucker out, wash up, beat - wear out completely; "This kind of work exhausts me"; "I'm beat"; "He was all washed up after the exam"
Translations

frazzle

[ˈfræzl]
A. N it was burned to a frazzlequedó carbonizado
to beat sb to a frazzle (Sport) → dar una soberana paliza a algn
to be worn to a frazzleestar hecho un trapo or migas
B. VT (US) → agotar, rendir

frazzle

n (inf) burnt to a frazzle (Brit, toast, meat) → völlig verkohlt; (= sunburnt)von der Sonne total verbrannt; worn to a frazzle (= exhausted)total kaputt (inf); to wear oneself to a frazzlesich total kaputtmachen (inf)
vt (inf)
(US: = fray) → ausfransen
(fig: = tire) → völlig erschöpfen or ermüden; his nerves were frazzleder war mit den Nerven völlig am Ende (inf)

frazzle

[ˈfræzl] n (fam) burnt to a frazzle (dinner) → completamente carbonizzato/a
worn to a frazzle (person) → ridotto/a a uno straccio
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I am the Dodo,' he says, 'and I can do you to a frazzle.
You're lookin' white an' all beat to a frazzle," he was saying.
And somehow I was rolling and yawing and not quite falling, and my vision was reduced to a hazy frazzle.
Frazzle, who has just joined the 370-head Acorn Dairy organic herd which operates farms in Darlington and North Yorkshire, is expected to sire around 100 calves annually.
Angela Smith hoped to make her daily trip on the number 63 home from Birmingham city centre with two-year-old Frazzle.
The star, who has cleaned up her act these days, was having an off-night as she partied and let her hair frazzle and make-up go messy in LA.