The definition of abrade means to wear away the surface of something or make something rougher, often by using friction.
The definition of irritate is to aggravate or annoy, or to cause itchiness, inflammation or discomfort in or on the body.
To keep bringing up, going over, or returning to (a matter difficult to solve)
To make repeated attacks or raids on (an enemy, for example).
To grind into shreds or particles by rubbing or scraping
To rub or move with a harsh grating noise.
To give a massage to
To move (an object or objects) firmly along a surface, especially repeatedly:
Bother is defined as annoy, worry, or cause discomfort.
To trouble emotionally or mentally; upset:
(Archaic) To harass or disturb by repeated attacks.
To irritate; vex; annoy; worry
A force on objects or substances in contact with each other that resists motion of the objects or substances relative to each other. &diamf3; Static friction arises between two objects that are not in motion with respect to each other, as for example between a cement block and a wooden floor. It increases to counterbalance forces that would move the objects, up to a certain maximum level of force, at which point the objects will begin moving. It is measured as the maximum force the bodies will sustain before motion occurs. &diamf3; Kinetic friction arises between bodies that are in motion with respect to each other, as for example the force that works against sliding a cement block along a wooden floor. Between two hard surfaces, the kinetic friction is usually somewhat lower than the static friction, meaning that more force is required to set the objects in motion than to keep them in motion.
To feel, show, or give way to anger, annoyance, etc.
To wear away or make sore by abrasion; chafe:
To perform the operation of grinding something.
To annoy, disgust, irritate, tire out, etc.
Nettle is defined as to sting, poke or annoy.
To move with great violence or intensity:
To express harsh or angry disapproval to someone.
To manage to get by; scrape by
To strip, scratch, or rub off the skin of; flay, abrade, chafe, etc.
To give coloring to in description; to exaggerate; as, to aggravate circumstances. — William Paley.
Bug is slang meaning to annoy someone.
(Archaic) To intensify (a feeling, disease, etc.); aggravate
To cause to be annoyed or resentful.
To anger, irritate, or annoy
To sail away, to depart.
To anger or irritate.
To put a ruffle on (a garment, for example).
To fuss is defined as to make a big deal about something.
To make confused; trouble; worry.
(Intransitive, colloquial) To catch on, do well; to become popular.
(Intransitive) To provide assistance.
To trouble the nerves or peace of mind of, especially by repeated vexations
Pain is defined as to hurt or cause suffering.
(Intransitive) To become calm.
A thing or person that annoys
The condition of being vexed; annoyance:
To fray is defined as when something becomes worn or unraveled, especially cloth.
To tease or taunt (someone).
To manage to gain access to.
(Brit.) To make, be, or become annoyed, angry, etc.
(Informal) To irritate.
To annoy, torment, or harass.
To heat too much.
Find another word for chafe. In this page you can discover 66 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for chafe, like: abrade, irritate, vex, harass, grate, scrape, massage, rub, bother, disturb and anger.