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English definition of “chafe”


verb  /tʃeɪf/ us  

chafe verb (RUB)

[I/T] to make or become damaged or sore by rubbing: [T] That bracelet chafed my wrist.

chafe verb (BE ANNOYED)

[I always + adv/prep] to be or become annoyed or lose patience: Some students chafed at the increased security presence.
(Definition of chafe from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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