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chafe

 
Noun chafe has 2 senses
  1. chafe - soreness and warmth caused by friction; "he had a nasty chafe on his knee"
    --1 is a kind of
    tenderness, soreness
    Derived forms: verb chafe1, verb chafe5, verb chafe4, verb chafe6
  2. annoyance, chafe, vexation - anger produced by some annoying irritation
    --2 is a kind of anger, choler, ire
    --2 has particulars:
     pique, temper, irritation; frustration; aggravation, exasperation; harassment, torment; displeasure
Verb chafe has 6 senses
  1. chafe, gall, fret - become or make sore by or as if by rubbing
    --1 is one way to irritate
    Derived form: noun chafe1
    Sample sentences:
    Something ----s
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s somebody
    Something ----s something
  2. chafe - feel extreme irritation or anger; "He was chafing at her suggestion that he stay at home while she went on a vacation"
    --2 is one way to
    feel, experience
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s
  3. annoy, rag, get to, bother, get at, irritate, rile, nark, nettle, gravel, vex, chafe, devil - cause annoyance in; disturb, especially by minor irritations; "Mosquitoes buzzing in my ear really bothers me"; "It irritates me that she never closes the door after she leaves"
    --3 is one way to displease
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Something ----s somebody
  4. chafe, excoriate - tear or wear off the skin or make sore by abrading; "This leash chafes the dog's neck"
    --4 is one way to abrade, corrade, abrase, rub down, rub off
    Derived form: noun chafe1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
  5. rub, fray, fret, chafe, scratch - cause friction; "my sweater scratches"
    --5 is one way to touch, adjoin, meet, contact
    Derived form: noun chafe1
    Sample sentences:
    Something ----s
    Something is ----ing PP
    Something ----s somebody
  6. chafe - warm by rubbing, as with the hands
    --6 is one way to
    warm
    Derived form: noun chafe1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
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