Dictionary Results for chafing

1. chafing - noun

· soreness or irritation of the skin caused by friction

Hypernym(s): tenderness, soreness, rawness

2. chafe - verb

· become or make sore by or as if by rubbing

Synonym(s): gall, fret

Hypernym(s): irritate

3. chafe - verb

· feel extreme irritation or anger; "He was chafing at her suggestion that he stay at home while she went on a vacation"

Hypernym(s): feel, experience

4. chafe - verb

· 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"

Synonym(s): annoy, rag, get_to, bother, get_at, irritate, rile, nark, nettle, gravel, vex, devil

Hypernym(s): displease

5. chafe - verb

· tear or wear off the skin or make sore by abrading; "This leash chafes the dog's neck"

Synonym(s): excoriate

Hypernym(s): abrade, corrade, abrase, rub_down, rub_off

6. chafe - verb

· cause friction; "my sweater scratches"

Synonym(s): rub, fray, fret, scratch

Hypernym(s): touch, adjoin, meet, contact

7. chafe - verb

· warm by rubbing, as with the hands

Hypernym(s): warm

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