Newt Plays Clumsy Defense by Howard Kurtz Gingrich had an off night as he chafed under criticism, while Romney threw no punches.
Instead, he chafed underneath the corporate umbrella of LVMH, the massive luxury conglomerate that owned the label.
Gingrich had an off night as he chafed under criticism, while Romney threw no punches.
Message: the arch, condescending Obama that so chafed Hillary backers was back with a vengeance.
But Beck chafed against the billing and enjoyed only middling ratings.
There was a double click and the bonds tightened painfully, pressing the chafed red skin white.
Against the circumstances that kept them apart he chafed and rebelled.
She silenced him with a look that acted on his chafed spirit like oil upon a burn.
He knelt by her side, and chafed her hands; but it was of no avail.
After that, Sir Tristram went to the Lady and he chafed her hands and her face so that she revived from her swoon.
early 14c., chaufen, c.1300, "be provoked;" late 14c. in literal sense "to make warm, to heat," also intransitive, "to grow warm or hot," especially (early 15c.) "to warm by rubbing," from Old French chaufer "heat, warm up, become warm" (12c., Modern French chauffer), from Vulgar Latin *calefare, from Latin calefacere "to make hot, make warm," from calere "be warm" (see calorie) + facere "to make, do" (see factitious).
Figurative sense from late 14c. include now-obsolete "kindle (joy), inspire, make passionate" as well as "provoke, vex, anger." Sense of "make sore by rubbing" first recorded 1520s. Related: Chafed; chafing.
v. chafed, chaf·ing, chafes
To cause irritation of the skin by friction.