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Synonyms for chafe

be annoyed

Synonyms

  • 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

Synonyms for chafe

to make (the skin) raw by or as if by friction

to trouble the nerves or peace of mind of, especially by repeated vexations

to worry over trifles

Synonyms for chafe

soreness and warmth caused by friction

become or make sore by or as if by rubbing

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tear or wear off the skin or make sore by abrading

cause friction

warm by rubbing, as with the hands

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A horse of a different color chafes at the bit in Win Place Show.
He has found a new wife who is able to soften him a bit, but Katie still chafes under his constraints even as she discovers some new freedoms that her advanced age of 13 112 brings her.
But McGill chafes at the idea that time is a line at all, and, refusing to toe that line, he scribbles Munchlike emanations that seem to erupt off the page.
In 1807, Sharpe, promoted to second lieutenant, chafes nevertheless because he is assigned quartermaster chores while his regiment goes off to battle.
As usual with Chafes, all the sculptures were made of iron and painted black or metallic gray.