verb (used with object), chafed, chaf·ing.
verb (used without object), chafed, chaf·ing.
Words nearby chafe
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
Examples from the Web for chafing
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.
Nowadays some chafing dish show-offs try to gild the Golden Buck with dashes of ginger and spice.The Complete Book of Cheese|Robert Carlton Brown
It is then varnished with a spirit of wine varnish; which is treated with the chafing dish as above described.A Dictionary of Arts, Manufactures and Mines|Andrew Ure
A collar of ropes formerly wound round the head of the mast, to keep the shrouds from chafing.The Sailor's Word-Book|William Henry Smyth
The reply served in some measure to soothe his chafing mood.The Odds|Ethel M. Dell
My legs were raw and bloody from the chafing, and I was sick all over.Personal Recollections of the War of 1861|Charles Augustus Fuller