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KK Pronunciation

〔 tʃef 〕


〔 tʃeif 〕

Overview of noun chafe

The noun chafe has 2 senses

  • chafe -- (soreness and warmth caused by friction; "he had a nasty chafe on his knee")

  • annoyance, chafe, vexation -- (anger produced by some annoying irritation)

Overview of verb chafe

The verb chafe has 6 senses

  • chafe, gall, fret -- (become or make sore by or as if by rubbing)

  • chafe -- (feel extreme irritation or anger; "He was chafing at her suggestion that he stay at home while she went on a vacation")

  • annoy, rag, get to, bother, get at, irritate, rile, nark, nettle, gravel, vex, chafe, devil -- (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")

  • chafe, excoriate -- (tear or wear off the skin or make sore by abrading; "This leash chafes the dog's neck")

  • rub, fray, fret, chafe, scratch -- (cause friction; "my sweater scratches")

  • chafe -- (warm by rubbing, as with the hands)