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Overview of noun chafe

The noun chafe has 2 senses? (no senses from tagged texts)
1. chafe

(soreness and warmth caused by friction; "he had a nasty chafe on his knee")

2. annoyance, chafe, vexation

(anger produced by some annoying irritation)

Overview of verb chafe

The verb chafe has 6 senses? (first 1 from tagged texts)
1. (2) chafe, gall, fret

(become or make sore by or as if by rubbing)

2. chafe

(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

(cause friction; "my sweater scratches")

6. chafe

(warm by rubbing, as with the hands) © 2001-2013, Demand Media, all rights reserved. The database is based on Word Net a lexical database for the English language. see disclaimer
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