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English definition of “chafe”

chafe

verb
 
 
/tʃeɪf/
FEEL ANGRY [I] to feel angry because of rules and limits: He chafed against/at the narrow academic approach of his school.Becoming angry and expressing anger
RUB [I, T] to make part of the body painful by rubbing, or to become painful because of being rubbedScratching and rubbing
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