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Another word for chafe

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Verb
  1. To make (the skin) raw by or as if by friction

    See also:

    help

  2. To trouble the nerves or peace of mind of, especially by repeated vexations

  3. To worry over trifles

    See also:

    calm

Another word for chafe

Verb
  1. To rub

      1. The rubbing or kneading of parts of the body especially to aid circulation, relax the muscles, or provide sensual stimulation.
      2. An act or instance of such rubbing or kneading.
      3. To give a massage to.
      1. To remove (an outer layer, for example) from a surface by forceful strokes of an edged or rough instrument:
      2. To abrade or smooth by rubbing with a sharp or rough instrument.
      3. To rub (a surface) with considerable pressure, as with an edged instrument or a hard object.
      1. To reduce to fragments, shreds, or powder by rubbing against an abrasive surface.
      2. To cause to make a harsh grinding or rasping sound through friction:
      3. To irritate or annoy persistently:
      1. To wear down, rub away, or scrape by friction:
      2. To become worn or scraped by abrasion:
    See also:

    rub

  2. To annoy

      1. To subject (another) to hostile or prejudicial remarks or actions; pressure or intimidate.
      2. To irritate or torment persistently:
      3. To make repeated attacks or raids on (an enemy, for example).
      1. To irritate, bother, or frustrate:
      2. To cause perplexity in; baffle:
      3. To cause difficulty or trouble to:
      1. To cause (someone) to feel impatient or angry; annoy:
      2. To make sore or inflamed:
      3. To cause a physiological response to a stimulus in (a cell, body tissue, or organism).