"chafes" in the noun sense
soreness and warmth caused by friction
"he had a nasty chafe on his knee"
2. annoyance, chafe, vexation
anger produced by some annoying irritation
"chafes" in the verb sense
1. chafe, gall, fret
become or make sore by or as if by rubbing
feel extreme irritation or anger
"He was chafing at her suggestion that he stay at home while she went on a vacation"
3. annoy, rag, get to, bother, get at, irritate, rile, nark, nettle, gravel, vex, chafe, devil
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"
4. chafe, excoriate
tear or wear off the skin or make sore by abrading
"This leash chafes the dog's neck"
5. rub, fray, fret, chafe, scratch
"my sweater scratches"
warm by rubbing, as with the hands
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