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chafe

chafe

 
 
pronunciation:
cheIf
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb, noun
features:
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: chafed, chafes, chafing
definition 1: to abrade, irritate, or wear away by rubbing.
The tight sleeves chafe my wrists.
synonyms:
abrade
similar words:
erode, excoriate, fray, frazzle, fret, gall, graze, irritate, scrape
definition 2: to make warm by rubbing.
Chafing the feet will help stop frostbite.
similar words:
massage, rub, warm
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to rub or press against something, esp. resulting in friction or wear.
The donkey chafed against the harness.
similar words:
bind, fret, press, pull, push, rub, scrape
definition 2: to become annoyed as a result of repeated or constant irritation.
She chafed at the restrictions on her freedom.
similar words:
fret, fume, rage, seethe, stew
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: irritation or vexation; annoyance.
synonyms:
annoyance, irritation, vexation
similar words:
bother, rub
definition 2: wear, heat, or pain caused by friction.
synonyms:
abrasion
similar words:
burn, graze, scrape, sore, soreness, wear
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