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chafe

verb

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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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chafe

noun

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The first known use of chafe was in the 14th century

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“Chafe.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/chafe. Accessed 19 Sep. 2021.

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