chafing

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verb

present participle of chafe
1
as in scratching
to make sore by continued rubbing ill-fitting boots that had badly chafed my heels

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3
as in annoying
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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“Chafing.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/chafing. Accessed 2 Dec. 2022.

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