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to irritate: the starched collar will chafe his neck; annoy; abrade; to heat by rubbing
Not to be confused with:
chaff – husks of grain; worthless matter: like chaff in the wind
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v. chafed, chaf·ing, chafes
1. To wear away or irritate by rubbing or friction: The collar chafed my neck.
2. To annoy; vex: "It chafed him no end to be under obligation to her" (Carson McCullers).
3. To warm by rubbing, as with the hands.
1. To cause irritation by rubbing or friction: The high collar chafed against my neck.
2. To become worn or sore from rubbing or friction: His skin chafed where the cast had been.
3. To feel irritated or impatient: They chafed at the delay. The reporters chafed under the new restrictions.
1. Warmth, wear, or soreness produced by friction.
2. Annoyance; vexation.
[Middle English chafen, from Old French chaufer, to warm, from Vulgar Latin *calefāre, alteration of Latin calefacere : calēre, to be warm; see kelə- in Indo-European roots + facere, to make; see dhē- in Indo-European roots.]
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1. to make or become sore or worn by rubbing
2. (tr) to warm (the hands, etc) by rubbing
3. to irritate or be irritated or impatient: he was chafed because he was not allowed out.
4. (intr; often foll by on, against, etc) to cause friction; rub
5. chafe at the bit See champ13
a soreness or irritation caused by friction
[C14: from Old French chaufer to warm, ultimately from Latin calefacere, from calēre to be warm + facere to make]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
v. chafed, chaf•ing,
1. to wear away by rubbing; abrade.
2. to make sore by rubbing.
3. to irritate; annoy.
4. to warm by rubbing: to chafe cold hands.v.i.
5. to rub with frictional force: The horse chafed against his stall.
6. to become annoyed: He chafed at their remarks.n.
7. irritation; annoyance.
8. heat, wear, or soreness caused by rubbing.
[1275–1325; Middle English chaufen to heat, rub, chafe < Middle French chaufer < Vulgar Latin *calfāre, for Latin calefacere to heat]
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.
chafe, chaff - To chafe means to rub until sore or worn; to chaff means to tease good-naturedly.
See also related terms for sore.
Farlex Trivia Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.
Past participle: chafed
Collins English Verb Tables © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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|Noun||1.||chafe - soreness and warmth caused by friction; "he had a nasty chafe on his knee"|
|2.||chafe - anger produced by some annoying irritation|
anger, ire, choler - a strong emotion; a feeling that is oriented toward some real or supposed grievance
frustration - a feeling of annoyance at being hindered or criticized; "her constant complaints were the main source of his frustration"
harassment, torment - a feeling of intense annoyance caused by being tormented; "so great was his harassment that he wanted to destroy his tormentors"
displeasure - the feeling of being displeased or annoyed or dissatisfied with someone or something
|Verb||1.||chafe - become or make sore by or as if by rubbing|
irritate - excite to an abnormal condition, or chafe or inflame; "Aspirin irritates my stomach"
|2.||chafe - feel extreme irritation or anger; "He was chafing at her suggestion that he stay at home while she went on a vacation"|
feel, experience - undergo an emotional sensation or be in a particular state of mind; "She felt resentful"; "He felt regret"
|3.||chafe - 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"|
get under one's skin, get - irritate; "Her childish behavior really get to me"; "His lying really gets me"
eat into, rankle, grate, fret - gnaw into; make resentful or angry; "The injustice rankled her"; "his resentment festered"
chafe - feel extreme irritation or anger; "He was chafing at her suggestion that he stay at home while she went on a vacation"
peeve - cause to be annoyed, irritated, or resentful
ruffle - trouble or vex; "ruffle somebody's composure"
fret - cause annoyance in
beset, chevvy, chevy, chivvy, chivy, harass, harry, hassle, molest, plague, provoke - annoy continually or chronically; "He is known to harry his staff when he is overworked"; "This man harasses his female co-workers"
displease - give displeasure to
|4.||chafe - tear or wear off the skin or make sore by abrading; "This leash chafes the dog's neck"|
|5.||chafe - cause friction; "my sweater scratches"|
|6.||chafe - warm by rubbing, as with the hands|
warm - make warm or warmer; "The blanket will warm you"
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Collins Thesaurus of the English Language – Complete and Unabridged 2nd Edition. 2002 © HarperCollins Publishers 1995, 2002
2. To trouble the nerves or peace of mind of, especially by repeated vexations:
aggravate, annoy, bother, bug, disturb, exasperate, fret, gall, get, irk, irritate, nettle, peeve, provoke, put out, rile, ruffle, vex.
Idioms: get in one's hair, get on one's nerves, get under one's skin.
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يَثورُ، يَغْضَبُيَسْتَدْفِئ بِواسِطَة حَكِّ اليَدَيْنيَقْرَحُ بالحَكِّ
núasæra meî núningiverîa óòolinmóîur, pirrast
berzētnoberzt jēlusasildīt berzējotskaisties
aşındırmakısıtmak için ovuşturmakovarak ısıtmaksabırsızlanmak
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
vi (fig) (= be annoyed) to chafe against → se rebiffer contre
to chafe at sth (= restriction, compulsion) → s'irriter de qch
to chafe at sth (= restriction, compulsion) → s'irriter de qch
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
(= rub, abrade) → (auf)scheuern, wund scheuern; his shirt chafed his neck → sein (Hemd)kragen scheuerte (ihn)
(= rub) → sich aufscheuern or wund scheuern; (= cause soreness) → scheuern; her skin chafes easily → ihre Haut wird leicht wund; the rope was chafing against the railings → das Seil scheuerte an der Reling
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
1. to make warm by rubbing with the hands. vryf يَسْتَدْفِئ بِواسِطَة حَكِّ اليَدَيْن стоплям чрез разтриване esfregar třít warmreiben gnide θερμαίνω τρίβοντας με τα χέρια frotar, friccionar soojaks hõõruma به هم مالیدن hangata frictionner לְחָמֵם בְּחִיכוּך रगड़ कर हाथ गरम करना trenjem grijati (ki)dörzsöl menggosok núa riscaldare こすり暖める (손 등을 비벼서) 따뜻하게 하다 atitrinti berzēt; sasildīt berzējot menggosok-gosokkan warm wrijven gni varm rozcierać تودول (په تيره په مښلو): په تا رول، خورول esfregar a freca растирать trieť pometi protrljati gnida [varm] ทำให้ร้อนที่เกิดจากการขัดถู ovarak ısıtmak, ısıtmak için ovuşturmak 擦熱 гріти, нагрівати مل کر گرمی پہنچانا xoa tay cho nóng 擦热
2. to make or become sore by rubbing. These tight shoes chafe my feet. skaaf يَقْرَحُ بالحَكِّ протривам (се) esfolar odřít, rozedřít scheuern gnave(s); irritere(s) γδέρνωirritarse hõõruma, hõõrduma خراشیدن hiertää irriter לְהַכאִיב מִשִפשוּף घर्षण से हुआ घाव ozlijediti, oguliti (fel)horzsol melecetkan særa með núningi irritare すりむく (쏠려서) 따끔거리다 nu(si)trinti noberzt jēlu melecet schurengnage, irritereobcierać خراشیدل esfolar a roade натирать odrieť odrgniti, ožuliti nažuljati skava ถลอกจากการขัดถู aşındırmak 擦破 терти, розтирати زخم یا تکلیف پہنچانا làm trầy da 擦破
3. to become impatient. Everyone's chafing at the delay. ongeduldig raak يَثورُ، يَغْضَبُ губя търпение impacientar-se být nervózní, podrážděný sich ärgern harmes εκνευρίζομαι, γίνομαι ανυπόμονος irritarse, impacientarse ärrituma کلافه کردن ärtyä s'impatienter לְהִתרָגֵז बेचैन होना teško podnositi, razdražiti felháborodik kesal verða óþolinmóður, pirrast spazientirsi いらいらする 안절부절못해지다 nekantrauti skaisties menjengkelkan ongeduldig wordenbli irritertniecierpliwić się بې صبره، بې حوصلى، impacientar-se a-şi pierde răbdarea нервничать rozčuľovať sa razburiti se naljutiti se bli otålig ทำให้รำคาญ sabırsızlanmak 感到不耐 дратуватися; гарячитися بے صبری کا مظاہرہ کرنا làm bực dọc 使急躁
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chafevt, vi rozar
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