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chafe meaning and definition

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CHAFE noun

Definition of chafe (noun)

  1. soreness and warmth caused by friction
    • "he had a nasty chafe on his knee"
  2. anger produced by some annoying irritation

CHAFE verb

Definition of chafe (verb)

  1. become or make sore by or as if by rubbing
  2. feel extreme irritation or anger
    • "He was chafing at her suggestion that he stay at home while she went on a vacation"
  3. cause annoyance in; disturb, especially by minor irritations
  4. tear or wear off the skin or make sore by abrading
    • "This leash chafes the dog's neck"
    • synonyms: excoriate
  5. cause friction
  6. warm by rubbing, as with the hands
Source: Princeton University Wordnet

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