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fret over (someone or something)

To feel anxious or concerned about someone or something. The doctor won't have my test results for a few days, and I'm trying not to fret over it. Don't fret over it—it's really not a big deal.
See also: fret, over

fret about (someone or something)

To feel anxious or concerned about someone or something. The doctor won't have my test results for a few days, and I'm trying not to fret about it. Don't fret about it—it's really not a big deal.
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fret not

Don't worry! Fret not—it's really not a big deal. Fret not, I'll take care of it.
See also: fret, not

fret about someone or something

 and fret over someone or something
to worry about someone or something. Please don't fret about being a few minutes late. There is no need to fret over Larry.
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Fret not!

Inf. Don't worry!; Do not fret about it! Mary: Oh, look at the clock! I'm going to be late for my appointment! Bob: Fret not! I'll drive you. "Fret not!" said Sally. "We're almost there!"
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Image Cytometry: Cell Profiler was used to perform unbiased image cytometry and to measure FRET efficiency in subcellular locations of the cells.
Inhibition assay of biomolecules based on fluorescence resonance energy transfer (FRET) between quantum dots and gold nanoparticles.
Because of FRET, however, almost all photons released by the reporter dye are captured by the quencher dye, physically tethered at the other end of each probe molecule.
The 'Nomade Fret' (nomade translates as wanderer or rover) project will see Fret SNCF agents on the ground equipped with Motorola MC75 ruggedised terminals running a dedicated application communicating via GRPS with the Fret SNCF central computer.
FRET works particularly well with HeLa and other immortalized cell lines, partly because they are transfected with high efficiency; that is, it is relatively easy to insert a bit of genetic material (the FP) into them.
Since Americans now fret about fat as never before, a prohibition of junk food ads may just be an idea whose time has come.
MU's novel biosensor technique utilizes the chemical transduction principle of fluorescence resonance energy transfer (FRET).
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Fret about everything you haven't done yet to get ready for the holidays.
The revisionists of adolescence fret over golf prodigy Michelle Wie, 14.
security experts, meanwhile, fret that there will never be enough budget or manpower to sift through the rising mound of collected data.
So when I write, I don't fret too much about whether I'm writing science fiction or fantasy."
Other program options allow for displaying chord names/guitar fret diagrams, tablature, scaling to different sizes and automatically reformatting, rearranging/deleting verses and playing with band accompaniment.
For example, he says teachers should not fret about a student's negative home life, but refer those problem cases to social workers.