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1. chafe

verb. ['ˈtʃeɪf'] become or make sore by or as if by rubbing.

Synonyms

  • irritate
  • fret

Antonyms

  • ill humor
  • good nature
  • soften

Etymology

  • chaufen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • chaufer (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

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Words that Rhyme with Chafe

  • unsafe
  • strafe
  • lataif
  • scaife
  • grafe
  • waif
  • safe
  • raiff
  • rafe

Example sentences of the word chafe


1. Adjective
Taping or wrapping your toes in athletic bandages or moleskin can prevent chafe associated with blisters.

2.
Verb, base form
Route the wire, so that it does not
chafe against metal and short.

3.
Noun, singular or mass
A bouncing hip pack can throw your rhythm or
chafe** uncomfortably, so make sure there's no movement.

2. chafe

noun. ['ˈtʃeɪf'] anger produced by some annoying irritation.

Synonyms

  • torment
  • annoyance
  • pique
  • irritation
  • harassment
  • temper
  • displeasure
  • exasperation
  • ire
  • frustration
  • choler
  • anger
  • aggravation

Antonyms

  • better
  • stifle
  • reassure
  • end

Etymology

  • chaufen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • chaufer (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

3. chafe

verb. ['ˈtʃeɪf'] feel extreme irritation or anger.

Synonyms

  • rag
  • bother
  • annoy
  • irritate
  • nettle
  • experience
  • devil
  • vex
  • nark
  • gravel
  • get to
  • get at
  • rile

Antonyms

  • ride
  • arrange
  • normality
  • good humor

Etymology

  • chaufen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • chaufer (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

4. chafe

verb. ['ˈtʃeɪf'] cause friction.

Synonyms

  • fret
  • scratch
  • adjoin
  • contact
  • fray
  • meet
  • touch

Antonyms

  • refuse
  • sell
  • stay
  • pull out

Etymology

  • chaufen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • chaufer (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

5. chafe

verb. ['ˈtʃeɪf'] tear or wear off the skin or make sore by abrading.

Synonyms

  • rub down
  • excoriate
  • rub off
  • corrade
  • abrade

Antonyms

  • dissuade
  • go
  • take away
  • repel

Etymology

  • chaufen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • chaufer (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

6. chafe

verb. ['ˈtʃeɪf'] warm by rubbing, as with the hands.

Antonyms

  • lose

Etymology

  • chaufen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • chaufer (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

7. chafe

noun. ['ˈtʃeɪf'] soreness and warmth caused by friction.

Synonyms

  • rawness
  • tenderness

Antonyms

  • refrain
  • calm
  • uncover

Etymology

  • chaufen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • chaufer (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

8. chafe

verb. ['ˈtʃeɪf'] cause annoyance in; disturb, especially by minor irritations.

Synonyms

  • irritate
  • chivvy
  • vex
  • harass
  • molest
  • hassle
  • get to
  • provoke
  • rile
  • antagonise
  • chevvy
  • bother
  • devil
  • nark
  • gravel
  • chivy
  • eat into
  • get at
  • harry
  • grate
  • antagonize
  • nettle
  • annoy
  • chevy
  • get under one's skin
  • rankle
  • get
  • peeve
  • displease
  • fret
  • beset
  • plague
  • ruffle

Antonyms

  • arrive
  • attract
  • like
  • satisfy

Etymology

  • chaufen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • chaufer (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
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