The inside of my thighs were starting to bleed because of the chafing from the sand.
For a man, I imagine the chafing potential would be considerable.
Then there were many warm and busy hands about her head—removing her bonnet, shaking out her hair, and chafing her temples.
He will need a good deal of companionship to keep him from chafing at his helplessness.
It also has a tendency to prevent the saddle from slipping and chafing the mule's back.
The chafing hurt, and Luther fought off the hands that rubbed so tenderly.
For there were many brown-ribbed skeletons swaying airily among the chafing boughs.
A rope is stranded when one of its strands is broken by chafing, or by a strain.
Meanwhile Mr. McDougall was chafing at the strange and humiliating situation in which he found himself.
One evening, after a day of chafing at his inactivity, the opportunity came.
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.