To excite heat in by friction; to rub in order to stimulate and make warm. (verb)
To excite passion or anger in; to fret; to irritate. (verb)
To fret and wear by rubbing; as, to chafe a cable. (verb)
To rub; to come together so as to wear by rubbing; to wear by friction. (verb)
To be worn by rubbing; as, a cable chafes. (verb)
To have a feeling of vexation; to be vexed; to fret; to be irritated. (verb)
Examples of word chafe
A recent entry describes relentless attacks from what he calls the "chafe monster."
Among poor blacks worldwide, who may chafe from the legacy of colonial churches brought by white missionaries, Pentecostalism offers a theology that is more emotionally and experientially based and a liturgy that accommodates local rites, rituals, and traditions.
(Lord ARTHUR and I frequently do not speak for a week unless someone is present) -- but I do not think these things should be made public, and besides, it is an unwritten law amongst "smart" people to avoid subjects that "chafe" -- which sounds like an anachronism -- whatever that means!
Was Bertram already beginning to "chafe" under these new bonds that held him?
And even the Twins kind of chafe me, when I consider that it is WE that deserved Joe Mauer and THEY what deserved Mark Prior.