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To wear away or cause damage through applied friction
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“He took care with it, making sure to leave no knots of thread that would chafe bruised skin.”
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To bother or annoy someone
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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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To show, feel, or cause to feel, concern or worry
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Feel, show, or express great anger
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To grow worse and increasingly hostile
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To be anxious or concerned about something in particular
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Make small movements, especially of the hands and feet, through nervousness or impatience
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To have an intense feeling of longing for something, typically something that one has lost or been separated from
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(of the skin) To become cracked, rough, or sore, especially through exposure to wind or cold weather
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To think deeply about something that makes one unhappy, angry, or worried
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A raw or painful place on the body
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