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
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
Instead, he chafed underneath the corporate umbrella of LVMH, the massive luxury conglomerate that owned the label.
Colonel Taylor says that General Lee urged that the march of my troops should be hastened, and was chafed at their non-appearance.From Manassas to Appomattox|James Longstreet
She chafed under their chatter, and despised them for their shallow pretense.The Bondboy|George W. (George Washington) Ogden
He forgot his commission and chafed at conventions that prevented his doing what he saw was required so urgently.The Harvester|Gene Stratton Porter
The only result was that he chafed his skin raw to no advantage.The Time Traders|Andre Norton
In the old life a ghost of impatience had been in her; she had doubted his powers, and chafed at his failures.At His Gates, Vol. 3(of 3)|Margaret Oliphant