- past participle
- present participle
soreness and warmth caused by friction
"he had a nasty chafe on his knee"
annoyance, chafe, vexation (verb)
anger produced by some annoying irritation
chafe, gall, fret (verb)
become or make sore by or as if by rubbing
feel extreme irritation or anger
"He was chafing at her suggestion that he stay at home while she went on a vacation"
annoy, rag, get to, bother, get at, irritate, rile, nark, nettle, gravel, vex, chafe, devil (verb)
cause annoyance in; disturb, especially by minor irritations
"Mosquitoes buzzing in my ear really bothers me"; "It irritates me that she never closes the door after she leaves"
chafe, excoriate (verb)
tear or wear off the skin or make sore by abrading
"This leash chafes the dog's neck"
rub, fray, fret, chafe, scratch (verb)
"my sweater scratches"
warm by rubbing, as with the hands
Heat excited by friction.
Injury or wear caused by friction.
Vexation; irritation of mind; rage.
To excite heat in by friction; to rub in order to stimulate and make warm.
To excite passion or anger in; to fret; to irritate.
To fret and wear by rubbing; as, to chafe a cable.
To rub; to come together so as to wear by rubbing; to wear by friction.
To be worn by rubbing; as, a cable chafes.
To have a feeling of vexation; to be vexed; to fret; to be irritated.
Chafe is a crater on Mars named after Chafe in Zamfara State, Nigeria. The crater was designated in 1988, is 4.8 kilometres in diameter and is located at 15.3ºN 257.7ºW, Amenthes Region, Quadrangle MC14.