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chafe Explained

chafe at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:

[tʃeıf]

chafe at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

c.1325, "to heat, rub with the hands to make warm," from O.Fr. chaufer, from V.L. *calefare, from L. calefacere "to make hot, make warm," from calere "be warm" + facere "make, do." Sense of "make sore by rubbing" first recorded 1526. ///

chafe at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

v [Date: 1200-1300; Language: Old French; Origin: chaufer 'to warm', from Latin calefacere, from calere 'to be warm' + facere 'to make']//
1 [I and T] if a part of your body chafes or if something chafes it, it becomes sore because of something rubbing against it: --Wear a T-shirt under your wetsuit to stop it chafing.//
2 [I] to feel impatient or annoyed: chafe at/against/under// --Some hunters are chafing under the new restrictions.//
3 [T] BrE to rub part of your body to make it warm:

chafe at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

255 Moby Thesaurus words for "chafe":
ablate, ablation, abrade, abrase, abrasion, abrasive, afflict,
aggravate, agonize, ail, annoy, arouse, attrition, bark, be livid,
be pissed, bite, blemish, bloody, bluster, boil, bother, break,
bristle, browned off, bruise, buffing, burn, burn to, burnishing,
carry on, chafing, check, chip, claw, concussion, convulse, cook,
corrode, crack, crackle, craze, crucify, cut, damage, detrition,
distress, dressing, electric-heat, embitter, embitterment, erase,
erasure, erode, erosion, exacerbate, exacerbation, exasperate,
excoriate, excruciate, exercise, fester, file, filing, fire,
fire up, flash burn, flay, foment, fracture, fray, frazzle, fret,
fret and fume, fretting, fume, fuss, gall, galling, gas-heat, gash,
get excited, give pain, gnaw, gnaw away, go on, grate, grate on,
gravel, graze, grazing, grind, grinding, gripe, grit, hardly wait,
harrow, hasten, have a conniption, heat, heat up, hot, hot up,
hot-air-heat, hot-water-heat, huff, hurt, impair, incense, incise,
incision, inflame, inflict pain, injure, injury, irk, irritant,
irritate, irritation, itch to, jump the gun, kill by inches,
lacerate, laceration, lesion, limation, maim, make mincemeat of,
make sore, martyr, martyrize, maul, miff, mortal wound, mull,
mutilate, mutilation, nettle, nip, overheat, pain, peel, peeve,
pierce, pinch, pique, pissed off, polishing, preheat, prick,
prolong the agony, provocation, provoke, puncture, put to torture,
rack, rage, raise Cain, raise hell, raise the devil,
raise the roof, rankle, rant, rant and rave, rasp, rasping, rave,
raze, recook, reheat, rend, rent, rile, rip, roil, rub, rub away,
rub off, rub out, rubbing away, ruffle, run, rupture, sandblasting,
sanding, savage, scald, scorch, scotch, scour, scouring, scrape,
scraping, scratch, scratching, scrub, scrubbing, scuff,
second-degree burn, seethe, set on edge, set up, shining, simmer,
sizzle, skin, slash, slit, smoke, smolder, smoothing, sore,
soreness, sprain, squirm, stab, stab wound, steam, stew, stick,
sting, stir the blood, stir up, stoke up, storm, strain, superheat,
sweat, sweat and stew, sweat it out, take on, tear, tepefy,
third-degree burn, throw a fit, torment, torture, trauma,
traumatize, tweak, twist, vex, wait impatiently, warm, warm over,
warm up, wear, wear away, wearing away, work up, worry, wound,
wounds immedicable, wrench, wring

chafe at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

verb
1 if skin chafes, or if sth chafes it, it becomes sore because the thing is rubbing against it:
[V] Her wrists chafed where the rope had been. * [VN] The collar was far too tight and chafed her neck.
2 [V] ~ (at / under sth) (formal) to feel annoyed and impatient about sth, especially because it limits what you can do:
He soon chafed at the restrictions of his situation. * Young people often go through a phase of chafing under parental control.

Chafe at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Chafe \Chafe\, n.
1. Heat excited by friction.

2. Injury or wear caused by friction.

3. Vexation; irritation of mind; rage.

The cardinal in a chafe sent for him to Whitehall.
--Camden.

Chafe \Chafe\ (ch[=a]f), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Chafed}
(ch[=a]ft); p pr. & vb. n. {Chafing}.] [OE. chaufen to warm,
OF. chaufer, F. chauffer, fr. L. calefacere, calfacere, to
make warm; calere to be warm + facere to make. See
{Caldron}.]
1. To excite heat in by friction; to rub in order to
stimulate and make warm.

To rub her temples, and to chafe her skin.
--Spenser.

2. To excite passion or anger in; to fret; to irritate.

Her intercession chafed him. --Shak.

3. To fret and wear by rubbing; as, to chafe a cable.

Two slips of parchment which she sewed round it to
prevent its being chafed. --Sir W.
Scott.

Syn: To rub; fret; gall; vex; excite; inflame.

Chafe \Chafe\, v. i.
To rub; to come together so as to wear by rubbing; to wear by
friction.

Made its great boughs chafe together. --Longfellow.

The troubled Tiber chafing with her shores. --Shak.

2. To be worn by rubbing; as, a cable chafes.

3. To have a feeling of vexation; to be vexed; to fret; to be
irritated. --Spenser.

He will chafe at the doctor's marrying my daughter.
--Shak.

chafe at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

chafe
n 1: soreness and warmth caused by friction; "he had a nasty
chafe on his knee"
2: anger produced by some annoying irritation [syn: {annoyance},
{vexation}]
v 1: become or make sore by or as if by rubbing [syn: {gall}, {fret}]
2: feel extreme irritation or anger; "He was chafing at her
suggestion that he stay at home while she went on a
vacation"
3: 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" [syn: {annoy}, {rag}, {get to}, {bother}, {get
at}, {irritate}, {rile}, {nark}, {nettle}, {gravel}, {vex},
{devil}]
4: tear or wear off the skin or make sore by abrading; "This
leash chafes the dog's neck" [syn: {excoriate}]
5: cause friction; "my sweater scratches" [syn: {rub}, {fray},
{fret}, {scratch}]
6: warm by rubbing, as with the hands

chafe at English (WD) Of Explained:

==English==

Etymology

Inter: etyl » enm Inter: term » chaufen||to warm|lang=enm, from Inter: etyl » fro Inter: term » chaufer|lang=fro (modern French Inter: term » chauffer|lang=fr), from Inter: etyl » la Inter: term » calefacio|calefacere|lang=la, Inter: term » calfacio|calfacere|to make warm|lang=la, from Inter: term » caleo|calere|to be warm|lang=la + Inter: term » facio|facere|to make|lang=la. See Inter: term » caldron.

Pronunciation

* Inter: rhymes » eɪf

Noun

Inter: en-noun » -
  • Heat excited by friction.
    1. Injury or wear caused by friction.
    2. Vexation; irritation of mind; rage.

      Translations

      Inter: trans-top » heat excited by friction

  • Dutch: Inter: t- » nl|opgewarmd door wrijving

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • French: Inter: t- » fr|chauffer en frictionnant


    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » injury or wear caused by friction
    • Bulgarian: Inter: t- » bg|ожулване|n, Inter: t- » bg|протриване|n
    • Danish: Inter: t- » da|gnavesår|n
    • Dutch: Inter: t- » nl|schaafwonde , Inter: t- » nl|pijnlijke ruwe plek


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|hiertymä, Inter: t- » fi|hankauma
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|inflammation|f
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|ссадина|f|tr=ssádina|sc=Cyrl, Inter: t+ » ru|потёртость|f|tr=potjórtost'|sc=Cyrl

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » vexation; irritation of mind; rage
    • Bulgarian: Inter: t- » bg|разразнение|n
    • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|ergernis , Inter: t+ » nl|woede
    • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|ärsytys


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|énervement|m , Inter: t+ » fr|colère|f
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|раздражение|n|tr=razdražénije|sc=Cyrl

  • Inter: trans-botto » m

    Verb

    Inter: en-verb » chaf|es
  • Inter: transitiv » e To excite heat in by friction; to rub in order to stimulate and make warm.
    1. Inter: transitiv » e To excite passion or anger in; to fret; to irritate.
    2. Inter: transitiv » e To fret and wear by rubbing; as, to chafe a cable.
    3. Inter: intransitiv » e To rub; to come together so as to wear by rubbing; to wear by friction.
    4. Inter: intransitiv » e To be worn by rubbing; as, a cable chafes.
    5. Inter: intransitiv » e To have a feeling of vexation; to be vexed; to fret; to be irritated.
    6. 1996, Jim Schiller , Developing Jepara in New Order Indonesia, page 58:
    7. : Many local politicians chafed under the restrictions of Guided Democracy, ....

      Translations

      Inter: trans-top » to excite passion or anger in

  • Bulgarian: дразня

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Dutch: Inter: t- » nl|zich ergeren, Inter: t- » nl|zich opwinden
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|ärsyttää


    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » to fret and wear by rubbing
    • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|протривам
    • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|afslijten
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|hangata


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|натирать|tr=natirát'|sc=Cyrl Inter: imp » f, Inter: t+ » ru|натереть|tr=naterét'|sc=Cyrl Inter: pf » .

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » to rub; to come together so as to wear by rubbing; to wear by friction
    • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|трия, Inter: t+ » bg|търкам
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|hangata
    • Inter: trreq » Georgian


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|schuren
  • German: Inter: t+ » de|reiben, Inter: t- » de|scheuern
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|тереть|tr=terét'|sc=Cyrl Inter: imp » f, Inter: qualifier » intransitive Inter: t+ » ru|тереться|tr=terét'sja|sc=Cyrl Inter: imp » f

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » to be worn by rubbing
    • Bulgarian: протривам се
    • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|hankautua


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Inter: trreq » Georgian
  • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|verslijten,
  • German: Inter: t- » de|verschleißen, Inter: t- » de|durchscheuern

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » to be vexed; to fret; to be irritated
    • Bulgarian: дразня се, горещя се
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|ärsyyntyä


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|irriteren, Inter: t+ » nl|vervelen
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|irriter, Inter: t+ » fr|vexer
  • Russian: Inter: t- » ru|горячиться|tr=gorjačít'sja|sc=Cyrl Inter: imp » f

  • Inter: trans-botto » m

    References

    * Inter: R:Webster 191 » 3
    • Inter: pedialit » e


    Spanish

    Verb

    Inter: es-verb-form » chafar
  • Inter: es-verb form of » ending=ar|mood=imperative|pers=2|formal=yes|number=singular|chafar
    1. Inter: es-verb form of » ending=ar|mood=subjunctive|tense=present|pers=1|number=singular|chafar
    2. Inter: es-verb form of » ending=ar|mood=subjunctive|tense=present|pers=2|formal=yes|number=singular|chafar
    3. Inter: es-verb form of » ending=ar|mood=subjunctive|tense=present|pers=3|number=singular|chafar


    Translation: de » chafe
    Translation: et » chafe
    Translation: fa » chafe
    Translation: fr » chafe
    Translation: ko » chafe
    Translation: io » chafe
    Translation: kn » chafe
    Translation: ku » chafe
    Translation: hu » chafe
    Translation: mg » chafe
    Translation: ml » chafe
    Translation: my » chafe
    Translation: pl » chafe
    Translation: sh » chafe
    Translation: fi » chafe
    Translation: ta » chafe
    Translation: te » chafe
    Translation: vi » chafe
    Translation: zh » chafe

  • chafé at English (WD) Of Explained:

    ==Spanish==

    Verb

    Inter: es-verb-form » chafar
  • Inter: es-verb form of » ending=ar|mood=indicative|tense=preterite|pers=1|number=singular|chafar

  • Translation: mg » chafé