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.  

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