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chafe

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1 to make sore by continued rubbing
  • ill-fitting boots that had badly chafed my heels
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2 to damage or diminish by continued friction
  • Constant stepping on a rope will gradually chafe it, rendering it unsafe for rock climbing.
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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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get one's goat, get on one's nerves, get to, rub the wrong way, set one's teeth on edge, stick in one's craw, wear on

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