Thesaurus for chafe
Pronunciation of chafe: CH EY1 F (tʃeɪf)
Number of syllables of chafe: 1
Pronunciation Video of chafe
Definition of chafe
- (n): anger produced by some annoying irritation
- (n): soreness and warmth caused by friction; "he had a nasty chafe on his knee"
- (v): warm by rubbing, as with the hands
- (v): cause friction; "my sweater scratches"
- (v): tear or wear off the skin or make sore by abrading; "This leash chafes the dog''s neck"
- (v): 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"
- (v): feel extreme irritation or anger; "He was chafing at her suggestion that he stay at home while she went on a vacation"
- (v): become or make sore by or as if by rubbing
Examples of chafe
- One common location for chafe to occur is the runner's upper thighs.
- Miners liked the pants, but complained that they tended to chafe.
- Linguist Wallace Chafe finds the relationship unlikely.
- Chafe is also likely to occur on the nipple.
- Indeed, many Canadians chafe at the fact that the Queen is our Head of State.
- Toby continues to chafe under the yoke of his repressive stepfather.
- The game was designed by Del Chafe and programmed by Wes Cumberland.
- Chafe and his party then returned to shipwreck camp.
- Straps can chafe or cut the skin.
- Sloane Suarez soon to chafe against the bureaucratic confines of his job.