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chafing


chafing

verb , present participle 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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