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What is another word for chafes?

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To cause soreness through rubbing or friction
“He took care with it, making sure to leave no knots of thread that would chafe bruised skin.”
To wear away or cause damage through applied friction
“The machine is becoming very popular for dyeing knit goods due to the absence of reels or drives that chafe fabric or tangle strands.”
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.”
To annoy or aggravate someone
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“His leadership would chafe her in any one of a thousand different ways.”
To become annoyed, angry or impatient
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“They chafe at labeling as pathological qualities that may be merely irritating.”
To be anxious or concerned about something in particular
To have a strong desire for
To think deeply about something that makes one unhappy, angry, or worried
(of the skin) To become cracked, rough, or sore, especially through exposure to wind or cold weather
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