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chafe

 (chāf)
v. chafed, chaf·ing, chafes
v.tr.
1. To wear away or irritate by rubbing or friction: The collar chafed my neck.
2. To annoy; vex: "It chafed him no end to be under obligation to her" (Carson McCullers).
3. To warm by rubbing, as with the hands.
v.intr.
1. To cause irritation by rubbing or friction: The high collar chafed against my neck.
2. To become worn or sore from rubbing or friction: His skin chafed where the cast had been.
3. To feel irritated or impatient: They chafed at the delay. The reporters chafed under the new restrictions.
n.
1. Warmth, wear, or soreness produced by friction.
2. Annoyance; vexation.

[Middle English chafen, from Old French chaufer, to warm, from Vulgar Latin *calefāre, alteration of Latin calefacere : calēre, to be warm; see kelə- in Indo-European roots + facere, to make; see dhē- in Indo-European roots.]

chafe

(tʃeɪf)
vb
1. to make or become sore or worn by rubbing
2. (tr) to warm (the hands, etc) by rubbing
3. to irritate or be irritated or impatient: he was chafed because he was not allowed out.
4. (intr; often foll by on, against, etc) to cause friction; rub
5. chafe at the bit See champ13
n
a soreness or irritation caused by friction
[C14: from Old French chaufer to warm, ultimately from Latin calefacere, from calēre to be warm + facere to make]

chafe

(tʃeɪf)

v. chafed, chaf•ing,
n. v.t.
1. to wear away by rubbing; abrade.
2. to make sore by rubbing.
3. to irritate; annoy.
4. to warm by rubbing: to chafe cold hands.
v.i.
5. to rub with frictional force: The horse chafed against his stall.
6. to become annoyed: He chafed at their remarks.
n.
7. irritation; annoyance.
8. heat, wear, or soreness caused by rubbing.
[1275–1325; Middle English chaufen to heat, rub, chafe < Middle French chaufer < Vulgar Latin *calfāre, for Latin calefacere to heat]

chafe

, chaff - To chafe means to rub until sore or worn; to chaff means to tease good-naturedly.
See also related terms for sore.

chafe


Past participle: chafed
Gerund: chafing

Imperative
chafe
chafe
Present
I chafe
you chafe
he/she/it chafes
we chafe
you chafe
they chafe
Preterite
I chafed
you chafed
he/she/it chafed
we chafed
you chafed
they chafed
Present Continuous
I am chafing
you are chafing
he/she/it is chafing
we are chafing
you are chafing
they are chafing
Present Perfect
I have chafed
you have chafed
he/she/it has chafed
we have chafed
you have chafed
they have chafed
Past Continuous
I was chafing
you were chafing
he/she/it was chafing
we were chafing
you were chafing
they were chafing
Past Perfect
I had chafed
you had chafed
he/she/it had chafed
we had chafed
you had chafed
they had chafed
Future
I will chafe
you will chafe
he/she/it will chafe
we will chafe
you will chafe
they will chafe
Future Perfect
I will have chafed
you will have chafed
he/she/it will have chafed
we will have chafed
you will have chafed
they will have chafed
Future Continuous
I will be chafing
you will be chafing
he/she/it will be chafing
we will be chafing
you will be chafing
they will be chafing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been chafing
you have been chafing
he/she/it has been chafing
we have been chafing
you have been chafing
they have been chafing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been chafing
you will have been chafing
he/she/it will have been chafing
we will have been chafing
you will have been chafing
they will have been chafing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been chafing
you had been chafing
he/she/it had been chafing
we had been chafing
you had been chafing
they had been chafing
Conditional
I would chafe
you would chafe
he/she/it would chafe
we would chafe
you would chafe
they would chafe
Past Conditional
I would have chafed
you would have chafed
he/she/it would have chafed
we would have chafed
you would have chafed
they would have chafed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.chafe - soreness and warmth caused by friction; "he had a nasty chafe on his knee"
soreness, tenderness, rawness - a pain that is felt (as when the area is touched); "the best results are generally obtained by inserting the needle into the point of maximum tenderness"; "after taking a cold, rawness of the larynx and trachea come on"
2.chafe - anger produced by some annoying irritationchafe - anger produced by some annoying irritation
anger, ire, choler - a strong emotion; a feeling that is oriented toward some real or supposed grievance
temper, irritation, pique - a sudden outburst of anger; "his temper sparked like damp firewood"
frustration - a feeling of annoyance at being hindered or criticized; "her constant complaints were the main source of his frustration"
aggravation, exasperation - an exasperated feeling of annoyance
harassment, torment - a feeling of intense annoyance caused by being tormented; "so great was his harassment that he wanted to destroy his tormentors"
displeasure - the feeling of being displeased or annoyed or dissatisfied with someone or something
Verb1.chafe - become or make sore by or as if by rubbing
irritate - excite to an abnormal condition, or chafe or inflame; "Aspirin irritates my stomach"
2.chafe - feel extreme irritation or anger; "He was chafing at her suggestion that he stay at home while she went on a vacation"
feel, experience - undergo an emotional sensation or be in a particular state of mind; "She felt resentful"; "He felt regret"
annoy, devil, gravel, irritate, nark, rile, vex, nettle, rag, bother, chafe, get at, get to - 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"
3.chafe - cause annoyance inchafe - 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"
get under one's skin, get - irritate; "Her childish behavior really get to me"; "His lying really gets me"
eat into, rankle, grate, fret - gnaw into; make resentful or angry; "The injustice rankled her"; "his resentment festered"
chafe - feel extreme irritation or anger; "He was chafing at her suggestion that he stay at home while she went on a vacation"
peeve - cause to be annoyed, irritated, or resentful
ruffle - trouble or vex; "ruffle somebody's composure"
fret - cause annoyance in
beset, chevvy, chevy, chivvy, chivy, harass, harry, hassle, molest, plague, provoke - annoy continually or chronically; "He is known to harry his staff when he is overworked"; "This man harasses his female co-workers"
antagonize, antagonise - provoke the hostility of; "Don't antagonize your boss"
displease - give displeasure to
4.chafe - tear or wear off the skin or make sore by abrading; "This leash chafes the dog's neck"
5.chafe - cause friction; "my sweater scratches"
adjoin, contact, touch, meet - be in direct physical contact with; make contact; "The two buildings touch"; "Their hands touched"; "The wire must not contact the metal cover"; "The surfaces contact at this point"
6.chafe - warm by rubbing, as with the hands
warm - make warm or warmer; "The blanket will warm you"

chafe

verb
1. rub, scratch, scrape, rasp, abrade The shorts were chafing my thighs.
2. be annoyed, rage, fume, be angry, fret, be offended, be irritated, be incensed, be impatient, be exasperated, be inflamed, be ruffled, be vexed, be narked (Brit., Austral., & N.Z. slang) He chafed at having to take orders from someone else.

chafe

verb
1. To make (the skin) raw by or as if by friction:
2. To trouble the nerves or peace of mind of, especially by repeated vexations:
Idioms: get in one's hair, get on one's nerves, get under one's skin.
3. To worry over trifles:
Informal: take on.
Translations
يَثورُ، يَغْضَبُيَسْتَدْفِئ بِواسِطَة حَكِّ اليَدَيْنيَقْرَحُ بالحَكِّ
být nervózníodřítpodrážděnýrozedříttřít
gnavegnideharmesirritere
felháborodik
núasæra meî núningiverîa óòolinmóîur, pirrast
atitrintinekantrautinusitrintinutrinti
berzētnoberzt jēlusasildīt berzējotskaisties
rozčuľovať sa
aşındırmakısıtmak için ovuşturmakovarak ısıtmaksabırsızlanmak

chafe

[tʃeɪf]
A. VT
1. (= rub against) [+ skin etc] → rozar, raspar
2. (= warm) → calentar frotando
B. VI
1. (= become sore) → irritar
to chafe against sthrozar or raspar algo
2. (fig) → impacientarse or irritarse (at por)

chafe

[ˈtʃeɪf]
vt (= rub against) [+ skin, thigh, hand, groin] → frotter contre (= rub so as to warm) → frotter
vi (fig) (= be annoyed) to chafe against → se rebiffer contre
to chafe at sth (= restriction, compulsion) → s'irriter de qch

chafe

vt
(= rub, abrade)(auf)scheuern, wund scheuern; his shirt chafed his necksein (Hemd)kragen scheuerte (ihn)
vi
(= rub)sich aufscheuern or wund scheuern; (= cause soreness)scheuern; her skin chafes easilyihre Haut wird leicht wund; the rope was chafing against the railingsdas Seil scheuerte an der Reling
(fig)sich ärgern (→ at, against über +acc); he chafed at having to take orders from heres ging ihm gegen den Strich, dass er von ihr Befehle entgegennehmen musste

chafe

[tʃeɪf]
1. vt (irritate, skin) → sfregare contro, irritare; (rub to warm) → frizionare
2. vi
a. (become sore) → irritarsi
b. (fig) to chafe (at)irritarsi (per)
to chafe against → scontrarsi con

chafe

(tʃeif) verb
1. to make warm by rubbing with the hands.
2. to make or become sore by rubbing. These tight shoes chafe my feet.
3. to become impatient. Everyone's chafing at the delay.

chafe

vt, vi rozar
References in classic literature ?
You know, Copperfield,' he said, in my ear (I did not turn my head), 'you're in quite a wrong position'; which I felt to be true, and that made me chafe the more; 'you can't make this a brave thing, and you can't help being forgiven.
But he was down on the rank wet grass, filing at his iron like a madman, and not minding me or minding his own leg, which had an old chafe upon it and was bloody, but which he handled as roughly as if it had no more feeling in it than the file.
Several months passed by, and Robin began to chafe under the restraint of city life.
They chafe at doing nothing, and are so eager that their princes cannot hold them back.
inflators are thrice as thick as a racing man's "flickers," and chafe abominably under the armpits.
We are held here with no clear means of making our escape, and bitterly we chafe against it.
Excuse me if I recommend you not to chafe so much, not to be so impetuous, not to wear yourself out so.
He would like to," replied A-Kor, "for the people chafe beneath his iron hand and their loyalty is but the loyalty of a people to the long line of illustrious jeddaks from which he has sprung.
That explained her chafe at petticoats, her revolt at what was only decently conventional.
There were days when they covered sixty, seventy, and even eighty miles; nor did Dede ever claim any day too long, nor--another strong recommendation to Daylight--did the hardest day ever the slightest chafe of the chestnut sorrel's back.
She repressed a smile at sight of the red line that marked the chafe of the collar against the bronzed neck.
She began to chafe under the guidance of Japan, but she did not chafe long.