Definition of chafe:
- Heat excited by friction.
- Injury or wear caused by friction.
- To be worn by rubbing; as, a cable chafes.
- To excite heat in by friction; to rub in order to stimulate and make warm.
- To excite passion or anger in; to fret; to irritate.
- To fret and wear by rubbing; as, to chafe a cable.
- To have a feeling of vexation; to be vexed; to fret; to be irritated.
- To rub; to come together so as to wear by rubbing; to wear by friction.
- Vexation; irritation of mind; rage.
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- aggravate (part of speech: verb)
- pain (part of speech: verb)
- chafe (part of speech: verb)
- "Then Marched the Brave", Harriet T. Comstock.
No such distractions as joining in the hunting parties, or coming and going at will such as their more fortunate comrade enjoyed, were allowed them, and against the deadly monotony of the life- in conjunction with a boding suspense as to their ultimate fate- did Holmes' restless spirit mightily chafe; indeed, at times he felt sore and resentful towards Laurence.- "The Sign of the Spider", Bertram Mitford.
- "Victorian Short Stories", Various.