|1.||[ verb ] become or make sore by or as if by rubbing|
|Related terms:||irritate fret|
|2.||[ noun ] (medicine) soreness and warmth caused by friction|
"he had a nasty chafe on his knee"
|3.||[ verb ] cause friction|
|Synonyms:||scratch rub fret fray|
"my sweater scratches"
|Related terms:||touch abrasion|
|4.||[ verb ] tear or wear off the skin or make sore by abrading|
"This leash chafes the dog's neck"
|Related terms:||abrade abrasion|
|5.||[ verb ] warm by rubbing, as with the hands|
|6.||[ verb ] feel extreme irritation or anger|
"He was chafing at her suggestion that he stay at home while she went on a vacation"
|Related terms:||feel annoy|
|7.||[ verb ] cause annoyance in; disturb, esp. by minor irritations|
|Synonyms:||bother annoy irritate vex nark gravel get_at nettle devil rile get_to rag|
: "Mosquitoes buzzing in my ear really bothers me" "It irritates me that she never closes the door after she leaves"
|Related terms:||displease harass antagonize ruffle torment get grate peeve fret botheration mischief annoyance pique tease irritant aggravation annoyance|
|8.||[ noun ] anger produced by some annoying irritation|
|Related terms:||anger aggravation displeasure pique harassment frustration|