Chafe

  • 1 Chafé — Freguesia de Portugal …

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  • 2 Chafé — Wappen Karte …

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  • 3 Chafe — may refer to: Chafé, village in Portugal Chafe, Nigeria, a Local Government Area in Zamfara State Chafe (crater), Martian crater named after Chafe, Nigeria As a surname: Wallace Chafe, American linguist See also Friction burn …

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  • 4 Chafe — Chafe, v. i. To rub; to come together so as to wear by rubbing; to wear by friction. [1913 Webster] Made its great boughs chafe together. Longfellow. [1913 Webster] The troubled Tiber chafing with her shores. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. To be worn by …

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  • 5 Chafe — (ch[=a]f), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Chafed} (ch[=a]ft); p pr. & vb. n. {Chafing}.] [OE. chaufen to warm, OF. chaufer, F. chauffer, fr. L. calefacere, calfacere, to make warm; calere to be warm + facere to make. See {Caldron}.] 1. To excite heat in by …

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  • 6 chafe — [ tʃeıf ] verb 1. ) intransitive to feel annoyed and impatient about something that stops you doing what you want: chafe at/under: We were all beginning to chafe a little under such close supervision. 2. ) intransitive or transitive to rub the… …

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  • 7 Chafe — Chafe, n. 1. Heat excited by friction. [1913 Webster] 2. Injury or wear caused by friction. [1913 Webster] 3. Vexation; irritation of mind; rage. [1913 Webster] The cardinal in a chafe sent for him to Whitehall. Camden. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 8 chafe — chafe; chafe·wax; en·chafe; …

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  • 9 chafe — [tʃeıf] v [Date: 1200 1300; : Old French; Origin: chaufer to warm , from Latin calefacere, from calere to be warm + facere to make ] 1.) [I and T] if a part of your body chafes or if something chafes it, it becomes sore because of something… …

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  • 10 chafe — [v1] rub, grind against abrade, bark, corrode, damage, erode, excoriate, gall, grate, graze, hurt, impair, inflame, irritate, peel, ruffle, scrape, scratch, skin, wear; concept 215 chafe [v2] annoy abrade, anger, annoy, bother, exasperate,… …

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  • 11 chafe — [chāf] vt. chafed, chafing [ME chaufen < OFr chaufer, to warm < L calefacere, to make warm: see CALEFACIENT] 1. to rub so as to stimulate or make warm 2. to wear away by rubbing 3. to irritate or make sore by rubbing 4. to annoy; irritate …

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  • 12 chafe — index affront, aggravate (annoy), annoy, badger, bait (harass), discommode, discompose …

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  • 13 chafe — (v.) early 14c., chaufen, to heat, rub with the hands to make warm, from O.Fr. chaufer heat, warm up, become warm, from V.L. *calefare, from L. calefacere to make hot, make warm, from calere be warm (see CALORIE (Cf. calorie)) + facere to make,… …

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  • 14 chafe — *abrade, excoriate, fret, gall Analogous words: *injure, hurt, damage, impair: flay, *skin, peel: *abuse, maltreat, outrage: *irritate, exasperate …

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  • 15 chafe — ► VERB 1) make or become sore by rubbing. 2) (of an object) rub abrasively against another. 3) rub (a part of the body) to restore warmth or sensation. 4) become impatient because of a restriction or inconvenience. ► NOUN ▪ wear or damage caused… …

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  • 16 chafe — v. (d; intr.) to chafe at, under (to chafe at the delay; to chafe under restrictions) * * * [tʃeɪf] under (to chafe at the delay; to chafe under restrictions) (d; intr.) to chafe at …

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  • 17 chafe — /chayf/, v., chafed, chafing, n. v.t. 1. to wear or abrade by rubbing: He chafed his shoes on the rocks. 2. to make sore by rubbing: Her collar chafed her neck. 3. to irritate; annoy: The dripping of the faucet chafed her nerves. 4. to warm by… …

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  • 18 chafe — UK [tʃeɪf] / US verb Word forms chafe : present tense I/you/we/they chafe he/she/it chafes present participle chafing past tense chafed past participle chafed 1) [intransitive] to feel annoyed and impatient about something that stops you doing… …

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  • 19 chafe — [[t]tʃe͟ɪf[/t]] chafes, chafing, chafed 1) V ERG If your skin chafes or is chafed by something, it becomes sore as a result of something rubbing against it. [V n] The shorts were chafing my thighs, as was the T shirt my arms... [V n] She turned… …

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  • 20 chafe — To cause irritation of the skin by friction. [Fr. chauffer, to heat, fr. L. calefacio, to make warm] * * * chafe chāf vt, chafed; chaf·ing to irritate or make sore by or as if by rubbing chafe n injury caused by friction * * * (chāf) to… …

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