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To damage or diminish by continued friction
“He took care with it, making sure to leave no knots of thread that would chafe bruised skin.”
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Annoy
“… nothing chafes us so much as those telemarketers who call during the dinner hour.”
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To excite heat in by friction
“A shiver passed through Darius, and he began to chafe his arms to push some warmth back into them.”
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Become or make annoyed or impatient because of a restriction or inconvenience
“They chafe at labeling as pathological qualities that may be merely irritating.”
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