Meaning of chafe

Definition of chafe

(noun) soreness and warmth caused by friction; "he had a nasty chafe on his knee"
(verb) become or make sore by or as if by rubbing
feel extreme irritation or anger; "He was chafing at her suggestion that he stay at home while she went on a vacation"
cause annoyance in; disturb, especially by minor irritations; "Mosquitoes buzzing in my ear really bothers me"; "It irritates me that she never closes the door after she leaves"
tear or wear off the skin or make sore by abrading; "This leash chafes the dog's neck"
cause friction; "my sweater scratches"
warm by rubbing, as with the hands

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