chafe

All Verb Noun
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  • He came over to her side and chafed one of her cold hands. Cited from The Vanished Messenger by E. Phillips Oppenheim #4
  • He sat down beside her and tried to chafe her little cold hands. Cited from El Dorado, by Baroness Orczy [More Pimpernel]
  • She was still chafing his hands when he slowly opened his eyes. Cited from Frontier Stories, by Bret Harte
  • "And what did he say about your brother that chafed you so much?" Cited from Louis' School Days, by E. J. May
  • Chafing so long upon the defense Southern youth was now at its best. Cited from The Guns of Shiloh, by Joseph A. Altsheler
  • He passed his hand over his forehead several times as if chafing his memory. Cited from The Black Cross, by Olive M. Briggs
  • By this time the first man was chafing to take a second turn. Cited from This World Is Taboo, by Murray Leinster
  • You cannot talk with great spirits and continue to chafe about little things. Cited from Chase Of Saint-Castin And Other Stories, by Mary Hartwell Catherwood
  • At the same time a couple of the men chafed his hands and feet. Cited from The Ghost Pirates, by William Hope Hodgson
  • He put out his hand again with a chafing sort of motion. Cited from Seats Of The Mighty, by G. Parker, v4
  • Life would go out of the body, and the chafing soul would take its flight after my money. Cited from The World's Greatest Books, Vol VII, Ed. by Arthur Mee & J.A. Hammerton
  • He and I sat by her side chafing her feet and hands. Cited from The Wanderers, by W.H.G. Kingston
  • But he chafed at the care which his friend took of him. Cited from Edward FitzGerald and "Posh", by James Blyth
  • His spirit, still so alive, chafed daily more and more against its worn body. Cited from Long Live the King, by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • This chafed the people greatly, for they felt that their old freedom was gone. Cited from This Country Of Ours, by H. E. Marshall
  • His horse began to chafe as it found itself forced back. Cited from Dick Prescott's Second Year at West Point, by H. Irving Hancock
  • He saw that her eyes were full of tears and chafed her. Cited from Judith of the Plains, by Marie Manning
  • "And did you leave all your friends well?" she continued, as she chafed his hands. Cited from The Garies and Their Friends, by Frank J. Webb
  • "Yet they would chafe if I were to appear among them without these." Cited from The PG Works Of Gilbert Parker, Complete
  • After a while I found out why he chafed: he wanted to smoke. Cited from A Wanderer in Holland, by E. V. Lucas
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Meaning of chafe

  • noun Soreness and warmth caused by friction
    he had a nasty chafe on his knee
  • verb Become or make sore by or as if by rubbing
  • verb Feel extreme irritation or anger
    He was chafing at her suggestion that he stay at home while she went on a vacation
  • verb Tear or wear off the skin or make sore by abrading
    This leash chafes the dog's neck
  • verb Warm by rubbing, as with the hands