Synonyms for chafe

Grammar : Verb
Spell : cheyf
Phonetic Transcription : tʃeɪf

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Définition of chafe

Origin :
  • early 14c., chaufen, c.1300, "be provoked;" late 14c. in literal sense "to make warm, to heat," also intransitive, "to grow warm or hot," especially (early 15c.) "to warm by rubbing," from Old French chaufer "heat, warm up, become warm" (12c., Modern French chauffer), from Vulgar Latin *calefare, from Latin calefacere "to make hot, make warm," from calere "be warm" (see calorie) + facere "to make, do" (see factitious).
  • Figurative sense from late 14c. include now-obsolete "kindle (joy), inspire, make passionate" as well as "provoke, vex, anger." Sense of "make sore by rubbing" first recorded 1520s. Related: Chafed; chafing.
  • verb rub, grind against
  • verb annoy
Example sentences :
  • I chafe under dependence, and I know not how to assert my freedom.
  • Extract from : « One Of Them » by Charles James Lever
  • That he was beginning to chafe, to fret, and shuffle his feet only added to my dismay.
  • Extract from : « Romance » by Joseph Conrad and F.M. Hueffer
  • He rolled him over on his back and began to chafe his hands.
  • Extract from : « Astounding Stories of Super-Science, October, 1930 » by Various
  • Watch that your pride does not chafe them—your power does not wantonly gall.
  • Extract from : « The International Magazine, Volume 2, No. 2, January, 1851 » by Various
  • Planks, secured to the rail by lines, were then run down to bear the chafe.
  • Extract from : « Left on Labrador » by Charles Asbury Stephens
  • And now he began to chafe because he was delaying the march.
  • Extract from : « Pluck on the Long Trail » by Edwin L. Sabin
  • Ernest began to chafe at this, for he had heard it so often, but he said nothing.
  • Extract from : « The Way of All Flesh » by Samuel Butler
  • How did they fume, and stamp, and roar, and chafe And swear not Addison himself was safe.
  • Extract from : « Essay on Man » by Alexander Pope
  • All he did was to chafe his skin and make his wrists throb with pain.
  • Extract from : « The Escape of Mr. Trimm » by Irvin S. Cobb
  • They will, I fear, chafe her own nature more than she can improve theirs.
  • Extract from : « Mizora: A Prophecy » by Mary E. Bradley

Antonyms for chafe

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