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chafes

verb
present tense third-person singular of 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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chafes

noun
plural of chafe

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“Chafes.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/chafes. Accessed 22 Oct. 2020.

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