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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.”
“… nothing chafes us so much as those telemarketers who call during the dinner hour.”
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.”
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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