What is Fray ?
Fray is (noun) a competitive situation; a fight or argument to join or enter the fray to become involved in a situation, argument or fight The government and opposition argued over the problem, and then the unions joined the fray. ready for the fray ready to fight or argue Are we all ready for the fray? (verb) (of material.) to become worn so that threads are loose The carpet is fraying at the edges. The cuffs on his shirt had frayed.
source: Easier English, Student Dictionary Upper Intermediate Level