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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 chafe /ˈʧef/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 chafe /ˈʧef/ 及物動詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Chafe v. t. [imp. & p. p. Chafed p pr. & vb. n. Chafing.]
 1. To excite heat in by friction; to rub in order to stimulate and make warm.
    To rub her temples, and to chafe her skin.   --Spenser.
 2. To excite passion or anger in; to fret; to irritate.
    Her intercession chafed him.   --Shak.
 3. To fret and wear by rubbing; as, to chafe a cable.
    Two slips of parchment which she sewed round it to prevent its being chafed.   --Sir W. Scott.
 Syn: -- To rub; fret; gall; vex; excite; inflame.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Chafe, v. i. To rub; to come together so as to wear by rubbing; to wear by friction.
    Made its great boughs chafe together.   --Longfellow.
    The troubled Tiber chafing with her shores.   --Shak.
 2. To be worn by rubbing; as, a cable chafes.
 3. To have a feeling of vexation; to be vexed; to fret; to be irritated.
    He will chafe at the doctor's marrying my daughter.   --Shak.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Chafe, n.
 1. Heat excited by friction.
 2. Injury or wear caused by friction.
 3. Vexation; irritation of mind; rage.
    The cardinal in a chafe sent for him to Whitehall.   --Camden.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: soreness and warmth caused by friction; "he had a nasty
           chafe on his knee"
      2: anger produced by some annoying irritation [syn: annoyance,
      v 1: become or make sore by or as if by rubbing [syn: gall, fret]
      2: feel extreme irritation or anger; "He was chafing at her
         suggestion that he stay at home while she went on a
      3: 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" [syn: annoy, rag, get to, bother, get
         at, irritate, rile, nark, nettle, gravel, vex,
      4: tear or wear off the skin or make sore by abrading; "This
         leash chafes the dog's neck" [syn: excoriate]
      5: cause friction; "my sweater scratches" [syn: rub, fray,
         fret, scratch]
      6: warm by rubbing, as with the hands