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chafe

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of CHAFE

1
to make sore by continued rubbing <ill-fitting boots that had badly chafed my heels>
Related Words graze, scrape, scratch; burn, inflame (also enflame); flay, peel, skin
2
to damage or diminish by continued friction <constant stepping on a rope will gradually chafe it, rendering it unsafe for rock climbing>
3
to disturb the peace of mind of (someone) especially by repeated disagreeable acts <nothing chafes us so much as those telemarketers who call during the dinner hour>

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July 27, 2015
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to move off course or to alternate
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