Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun chafe

2 senses of chafe

Sense 1
chafe -- (soreness and warmth caused by friction; "he had a nasty chafe on his knee")
       => tenderness, soreness, rawness -- (a pain that is felt (as when the area is touched); "the best results are generally obtained by inserting the needle into the point of maximum tenderness"; "after taking a cold, rawness of the larynx and trachea come on")

Sense 2
annoyance, chafe, vexation -- (anger produced by some annoying irritation)
       => anger, choler, ire -- (a strong emotion; a feeling that is oriented toward some real or supposed grievance)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb chafe

6 senses of chafe

Sense 1
chafe, gall, fret -- (become or make sore by or as if by rubbing)
       => irritate -- (excite to an abnormal condition, or chafe or inflame; "Aspirin irritates my stomach")

Sense 2
chafe -- (feel extreme irritation or anger; "He was chafing at her suggestion that he stay at home while she went on a vacation")
       => feel, experience -- (undergo an emotional sensation or be in a particular state of mind; "She felt resentful"; "He felt regret")

Sense 3
annoy, rag, get to, bother, get at, irritate, rile, nark, nettle, gravel, vex, chafe, devil -- (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")
       => displease -- (give displeasure to)

Sense 4
chafe, excoriate -- (tear or wear off the skin or make sore by abrading; "This leash chafes the dog's neck")
       => abrade, corrade, abrase, rub down, rub off -- (wear away)

Sense 5
rub, fray, fret, chafe, scratch -- (cause friction; "my sweater scratches")
       => touch, adjoin, meet, contact -- (be in direct physical contact with; make contact; "The two buildings touch"; "Their hands touched"; "The wire must not contact the metal cover"; "The surfaces contact at this point")

Sense 6
chafe -- (warm by rubbing, as with the hands)
       => warm -- (make warm or warmer; "The blanket will warm you")

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