fret

(redirected from fretting)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to fretting: Fretting corrosion

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.
See also: fret

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 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

 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.
See also: fret

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!"
See also: fret
References in periodicals archive ?
After the high-temperature fretting wear tests, the morphologies of worn surfaces of PEEK samples were measured and analyzed with a JSM-5600 LV scanning electron microscope (SEM, Japan Electron Optics Laboratory, Japan) and a three dimensional surface profiler.
Vibration burnishing as a method of providing regular surface roughness patterns offers vast possibilities to improve a number of part performance specifications, primarily--the wear and fretting resistance.
The fretting fatigue test piece and contact pad were modeled using the finite element method (FEM), and pushing pressure were added to the contact pad as in the fatigue test before static loads were applied to the modeled fretting fatigue test piece.
The alternating tensile stress of the contact face Controls the early expansion of fretting fatigue cracks; Figure 10 shows that the tensile stress reaches its maximum at the junction point of slip-open, and the fatigue crack easily sprouts here.
(3) Application of surface engineering: the introduction of surface treatments is likely an ideal solution to diminish fretting damage [15-18].
Moreover, as bone cement is principally made of PMMA, it has been decided to use a model component: transparent PMMA to follow live fretting degradation.
The results confirm that fretting maps are effective tools to predict the fretting fatigue properties of substrates and coatings surface modification.
An ex-convent girl (Jaime Murray) tried to seduce Gil, failed, and then made him drive her through a storm fretting that God would judge her for sinful thoughts.
To this end, the present research is carried out to understand the tribological behavior of some important biometallic alloys, CP Titanium, Ti-6Al-4V, Ti-5Al-2.5Fe, Ti-13Nb-13Zr and Co-28Cr-6Mo under fretting contacts.
Fret when you find out the video game (the one you've been fretting about because it's too violent) that your kid craves is sold out and won't be available until March.
The other day, I found her fretting in the front room because the sides of the curtains had faded.
My child is allergic to milk and eggs and so I have been fretting over his birthday cake.
So just stop fretting, take my word, I know that this may sound absurd But something always rears it head To help you get to sleep in bed.
How about some honest-to-goodness fretting over the future?