chafe

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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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References in classic literature ?
In which state of mind she kisses the stony lips, and quite believes that the impassive hand she chafes will revive a tender hand, if it revive ever.
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.
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.
She was repelled by those lacerated hands, grimed by toil so that the very dirt of life was ingrained in the flesh itself, by that red chafe of the collar and those bulging muscles.