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Braid vs abrade

A braid may be threads composed of various materials woven into a band used to trim garments or upholstery. A length of hair that has been interwoven is also called a braid, as is any flexible material that has been interwoven. Braid may also be used as a transitive verb to describe weaving various materials into a band or interweaving a length of hair or any flexible material. Related words are braids, braided, braiding. The word braid comes from the Old English word bregdan which means to make a sudden movement, to shake, and also interweave or knit.

Abrade means means to wear away through friction, to scrape. Abrade is a transitive verb which is a verb that takes an object. Related words are abrades, abraded, abrading. The word abrade comes from the Latin word abradere, which means to scrape off.


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Examples

She started by straightening the hair and adding a few clip-in extensions to lengthen the hair and give the braid more volume. (Allure Magazine)

If you’re guilty of not switching up your hairstyle often enough and find yourself in a #HairRut, here’s a gorgeous braid tutorial that will hopefully break you out of it — and leave you with a Pinterest-worthy style as a bonus! (Cosmopolitan Magazine)

Court was told Hall gave fellow inmate Cale Rose a five-foot-long braided rope made from bed sheets. (The Niagara Falls Review)

The finish would abrade with use and the lighter-colored substrate would show through. (The Chicago Daily Herald)

Thus, the black coloration of Promats’ system will neither wear away when exposed to natural elements nor abrade should protective screens be repeatedly struck by batted or thrown balls. (Textile World Magazine)

For other complaints, he rubs in Bag Balm, an ointment originally designed for cows’ udders that many humans use for moisturizing dry or abraded skin. (The Billings Gazette)

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