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  1. [noun] soreness and warmth caused by friction; "he had a nasty chafe on his knee"

  2. [noun] anger produced by some annoying irritation
    Synonyms: annoyance, vexation

  3. [verb] become or make sore by or as if by rubbing
    Synonyms: gall, fret

  4. [verb] feel extreme irritation or anger; "He was chafing at her suggestion that he stay at home while she went on a vacation"

  5. [verb] 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"
    Synonyms: annoy, rag, get to, bother, get at, irritate, rile, nark, nettle, gravel, vex, devil

  6. [verb] tear or wear off the skin or make sore by abrading; "This leash chafes the dog's neck"
    Synonyms: excoriate

  7. [verb] cause friction; "my sweater scratches"
    Synonyms: rub, fray, fret, scratch

  8. [verb] warm by rubbing, as with the hands


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