Definitions for chafetʃeɪf
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
chafetʃeɪf(v.; n.)chafed, chaf•ing
(v.t.)to wear away by rubbing; abrade.
to make sore by rubbing.
to irritate; annoy.
to warm by rubbing:
to chafe cold hands.
(v.i.)to rub with frictional force:
The horse chafed against his stall.
to become annoyed:
He chafed at their remarks.
heat, wear, or soreness caused by rubbing.
Origin of chafe:
1275–1325; ME chaufen to heat, rub, chafe < MF chaufer < VL *calfāre, for L calefacere to heat
soreness and warmth caused by friction
"he had a nasty chafe on his knee"
annoyance, chafe, vexation(verb)
anger produced by some annoying irritation
chafe, gall, fret(verb)
become or make sore by or as if by rubbing
feel extreme irritation or anger
"He was chafing at her suggestion that he stay at home while she went on a vacation"
annoy, rag, get to, bother, get at, irritate, rile, nark, nettle, gravel, vex, chafe, devil(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"
tear or wear off the skin or make sore by abrading
"This leash chafes the dog's neck"
rub, fray, fret, chafe, scratch(verb)
"my sweater scratches"
warm by rubbing, as with the hands
Heat excited by friction.
Injury or wear caused by friction.
Vexation; irritation of mind; rage.
To excite heat in by friction; to rub in order to stimulate and make warm.
To excite passion or anger in; to fret; to irritate.
To fret and wear by rubbing; as, to chafe a cable.
To rub; to come together so as to wear by rubbing; to wear by friction.
To be worn by rubbing; as, a cable chafes.
To have a feeling of vexation; to be vexed; to fret; to be irritated.
Origin: chaufen, from chaufer (modern French chauffer), from calefacio, calfacio, from caleo + facio. See caldron.
to excite heat in by friction; to rub in order to stimulate and make warm
to excite passion or anger in; to fret; to irritate
to fret and wear by rubbing; as, to chafe a cable
to rub; to come together so as to wear by rubbing; to wear by friction
to be worn by rubbing; as, a cable chafes
to have a feeling of vexation; to be vexed; to fret; to be irritated
heat excited by friction
injury or wear caused by friction
vexation; irritation of mind; rage
Chafe is a crater on Mars named after Chafe in Zamfara State, Nigeria. The crater was designated in 1988, is 4.8 kilometres in diameter and is located at 15.3ºN 257.7ºW, Amenthes Region, Quadrangle MC14.
Translations for chafe
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
to make warm by rubbing with the hands.
- يَسْتَدْفِئ بِواسِطَة حَكِّ اليَدَيْنArabic
- стоплям чрез разтриванеBulgarian
- esfregarPortuguese (BR)
- θερμαίνω τρίβοντας με τα χέριαGreek
- frotar, friccionarSpanish
- soojaks hõõrumaEstonian
- به هم مالیدنFarsi
- לְחָמֵם בְּחִיכוּךHebrew
- रगड़ कर हाथ गरम करनाHindi
- trenjem grijatiCroatian
- (손 등을 비벼서) 따뜻하게 하다Korean
- berzēt; sasildīt berzējotLatvian
- warm wrijvenDutch
- gni varmNorwegian
- به هم مالیدنPersian
- تودول (په تيره په مښلو): په تا رول، خورولPashto
- a frecaRomanian
- gnida [varm]Swedish
- ovarakısıtmak, ısıtmak için ovuşturmakTurkish
- 擦熱Chinese (Trad.)
- гріти, нагріватиUkrainian
- مل کر گرمی پہنچاناUrdu
- xoa tay cho nóngVietnamese
- 擦热Chinese (Simp.)
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