Another word for chafe
chafe abrade excoriate fret 1gall 2Search Thesaurus
These verbs mean to wear down or rub away a surface by or as if by scraping: chafed my skin; water abrading the canyon walls; metal bristles that excoriated her scalp; rope that fretted a groove in the post; stone steps galled by years of heavy use.
Another word for chafeverb
To make (the skin) raw by or as if by friction:abrade, excoriate, fret, gall2, irritate. See help
To trouble the nerves or peace of mind of, especially by repeated vexations:aggravate, annoy, bother, bug, disturb, exasperate, fret, gall2, get, irk, irritate, nettle, peeve, provoke, put out, rile, ruffle, vex. Idioms: get in one's hair, get on one's nerves, get under one's skin. See feelings, pain
To worry over trifles:fuss, pother. (Informal) take on. See calm