Definitions for chafe

Definitions for (noun) chafe

Main entry: annoyance, vexation, chafe

Definition: anger produced by some annoying irritation

Main entry: chafe

Definition: soreness and warmth caused by friction

Usage: he had a nasty chafe on his knee

Definitions for (verb) chafe

Main entry: chafe

Definition: warm by rubbing, as with the hands

Main entry: scratch, rub, chafe, fret, fray

Definition: cause friction

Usage: my sweater scratches

Main entry: chafe, excoriate

Definition: tear or wear off the skin or make sore by abrading

Usage: This leash chafes the dog's neck

Main entry: devil, irritate, get at, get to, gravel, rag, rile, bother, chafe, annoy, nark, nettle, vex

Definition: cause annoyance in; disturb, especially by minor irritations

Usage: Mosquitoes buzzing in my ear really bothers me; It irritates me that she never closes the door after she leaves

Main entry: chafe

Definition: feel extreme irritation or anger

Usage: He was chafing at her suggestion that he stay at home while she went on a vacation

Main entry: fret, gall, chafe

Definition: become or make sore by or as if by rubbing

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