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fret  

[1]  
      vb   , frets, fretting, fretted  
1    to distress or be distressed; worry  
2    to rub or wear away  
3    to irritate or be irritated; feel or give annoyance or vexation  
4    to eat away or be eaten away by chemical action; corrode  
5    intr   (of a road surface) to become loose so that potholes develop; scab  
6    to agitate (water) or (of water) to be agitated  
7    tr   to make by wearing away; erode  
      n  
8    a state of irritation or anxiety  
9    the result of fretting; corrosion  
10    a hole or channel caused by fretting  
     (Old English fretan to eat; related to Old High German frezzan, Gothic fraitan, Latin peredere)  
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exp.
worry about something; be concerned about smth. (to the point of not being able to fall asleep)
n.
proprietary rights over virtual assets
[Tech.]
n.
look at, look over, examine, evaluate
slang
adj.
over-decorated, "bling-bling"
slang
v.
A culture of internet only jobs has coined the phrase Wirk. Wirk simply means Internet Work. Internet work is defined by job opportunities that did not exist before the rise of the internet and furthermore the work is likely to be carried out over the internet and payment received for work undertaken via the internet. Wirk describes both full time and part time internet work. Because of the nature of Wirk and the ability for anyone that has internet connection to earn money from Wirk, it is currently more likely to be a part time occupation than full time. Paid Online Questionnaires, Content Writing, Search Marketing are all examples of Wirk.
This is a term rising in popularity
n.
a leaky tap that tends to spray water over ones trousers whenever used.
n.
sigle of "Air Launched Cruise Missile" that can find his target electronically by his own means at a long distance according to a memorized map of the landscape he has to pass over
can also be launched from the soil or the sea. they can be reprogrammed or destroyed during the fly by the "sender"
adj.
when a shop is boarded up, it means it is no longer in business and that wooden planks have been nailed over its windows.
one in seven shops in the UK are boarded up
exp.
informal term used to describe the flab in the abdominal area rolling over tight clothes
from the resemblance with a muffin whose top exceeds the margins of the paper it is baked in
n.
a technology item that a young person no longer uses and hands over to an older person, after having purchased a last generation product
[Bus.];[Tech.]
n.
a business model in which goods or services are shared, swapped, or rented over networks, rather than being owned by individuals
Ex: Airbnb, the peer-to-peer accomodation marketplace Related to the concept of "sharing economy"
exp.
expression used for warning that, although something seems to be over, settled, new events that could change the situation may occur
syn.: "it ain't over till it's over"

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