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English definition of “chafe”

chafe

verb (BE ANNOYED)    /tʃeɪf/
[I usually + adv/prep] to be or become annoyed or lose patience because of rules or limits : We have been chafing under petty regulations for too long .Becoming angry and expressing anger
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