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Meaning of CHAFE

Pronunciation:  cheyf

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  anger produced by some annoying irritation
  2. [n]  soreness and warmth caused by friction; "he had a nasty chafe on his knee"
  3. [v]  warm by rubbing, as with the hands
  4. [v]  cause friction; "my sweater scratches"
  5. [v]  tear or wear off the skin or make sore by abrading; "This leash chafes the dog's neck"
  6. [v]  cause annoyance in; disturb, esp. by minor irritations; "Mosquitoes buzzing in my ear really bothers me"; "It irritates me that she never closes the door after she leaves"
  7. [v]  feel extreme irritation or anger; "He was chafing at her suggestion that he stay at home while she went on a vacation"
  8. [v]  become or make sore by or as if by rubbing

CHAFE is a 5 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: annoy, annoyance, bother, devil, excoriate, fray, fret, fret, gall, get at, get to, gravel, irritate, nark, nettle, rag, rile, rub, scratch, vex, vexation
 See Also: abrade, abrase, adjoin, aggravation, anger, antagonise, antagonize, beset, chevvy, chevy, chivvy, chivy, choler, contact, corrade, displease, displeasure, eat into, exasperation, experience, feel, fret, frustration, get, grate, harass, harassment, harry, hassle, ire, irritate, irritation, meet, molest, peeve, pique, plague, provoke, rankle, rub down, rub off, ruffle, soreness, temper, tenderness, torment, touch, warm



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Chafe\ (ch[=a]f), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Chafed}
    (ch[=a]ft); p pr. & vb. n. {Chafing}.] [OE. chaufen to warm,
    OF. chaufer, F. chauffer, fr. L. calefacere, calfacere, to
    make warm; calere to be warm + facere to make. See
    1. To excite heat in by friction; to rub in order to
       stimulate and make warm.
             To rub her temples, and to chafe her skin.
    2. To excite passion or anger in; to fret; to irritate.
             Her intercession chafed him.          --Shak.
    3. To fret and wear by rubbing; as, to chafe a cable.
             Two slips of parchment which she sewed round it to
             prevent its being chafed.             --Sir W.
    Syn: To rub; fret; gall; vex; excite; inflame.
  2. \Chafe\, v. i.
    To rub; to come together so as to wear by rubbing; to wear by
          Made its great boughs chafe together.    --Longfellow.
          The troubled Tiber chafing with her shores. --Shak.
    2. To be worn by rubbing; as, a cable chafes.
    3. To have a feeling of vexation; to be vexed; to fret; to be
       irritated. --Spenser.
             He will chafe at the doctor's marrying my daughter.
  3. \Chafe\, n.
    1. Heat excited by friction.
    2. Injury or wear caused by friction.
    3. Vexation; irritation of mind; rage.
             The cardinal in a chafe sent for him to Whitehall.
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