verb (used with object), chafed, chaf·ing.
verb (used without object), chafed, chaf·ing.
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Idioms for chafe
Origin of chafe
OTHER WORDS FROM chafenon·chaf·ing, adjectiveo·ver·chafe, verb, o·ver·chafed, o·ver·chaf·ing.un·chafed, adjective
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH chafechafe , chaff
Example sentences from the Web for chafe
Koreans have long chafed that the body of water is named after Japan, which colonized Korea in the early 20th century.Virginia Gets In Middle Of Geography Fight Between Japan And South Korea|Ben Jacobs|February 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Both went to Oxford University and chafed at the snobbery of English elites.
Message: the arch, condescending Obama that so chafed Hillary backers was back with a vengeance.
Gingrich had an off night as he chafed under criticism, while Romney threw no punches.Newt Gingrich, Under Fire, Plays Clumsy Defense in Fox News Iowa Debate|Howard Kurtz|December 16, 2011|DAILY BEAST
Newt Plays Clumsy Defense by Howard Kurtz Gingrich had an off night as he chafed under criticism, while Romney threw no punches.Fox News Iowa Debate: Daily Beast Contributors Weigh In||December 16, 2011|DAILY BEAST
On these occasions he was sterner than usual with Eudora, who chafed under the firm rein held upon her, and longed to be free.The Cromptons|Mary J. Holmes
They chafed his hands, and continued bathing his temples, keeping his head up, till he gave signs of returning animation.Digby Heathcote|W.H.G. Kingston
She learned to imitate Charley, in curbing his impetuosity; and he chafed less at her soft touch upon the rein.Alone|Marion Harland
In these channels the waters have chafed, ground, abraded, eroded for centuries which man cannot number.Overland|John William De Forest
I chafed secretly against this life of tranquil appreciations more and more.The New Machiavelli|Herbert George Wells