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Chafe meaning

chafe - 11 dictionary results

  1. 1. To excite heat in by friction; to rub in order to stimulate and make warm.
  2. 2. To excite passion or anger in; to fret; to irritate.
  3. 3. To fret and wear by rubbing; as, to chafe a cable.
  4. 4. To rub; to come together so as to wear by rubbing; to wear by friction.
  5. 5. To be worn by rubbing; as, a cable chafes.
  6. 6. To have a feeling of vexation; to be vexed; to fret; to be irritated.
  7. 7. Heat excited by friction.
  8. 8. Injury or wear caused by friction.
  9. 9. Vexation; irritation of mind; rage.
  10. 10. Irritation.
  11. 11. To rub; wear by rubbing; fret; irritate.

chafe - examples of usage

  1. You cannot talk with great spirits and continue to chafe about little things.
  2. If any of your friends chafe you about it, tell them that it was Cashel Byron did it, and ask them whether they think they could have helped themselves any better than you could.
  3. The light canvas would chafe and was not of much use, but he must reach Kingston as soon as possible.
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