Synonyms of chafe in English:

chafe


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verb

1‘the collar chafed his neck’

SYNONYMS

abrade, graze, grate, rub against, rub painfully, gall, skin, scrape, scratch, rasp

inflame

rare excoriate

2‘I chafed her feet and wrapped the blanket around her’

SYNONYMS

rub, warm, warm up

3‘material chafed by the rock’

SYNONYMS

wear away, wear down, wear out, wear to shreds, fray, tatter, erode, abrade, scour, rasp, scrape away, gnaw away at, bite into

4‘the bank chafed at the restrictions imposed on it’

SYNONYMS

be impatient, be angry, be annoyed, be irritated, be incensed, be exasperated, be frustrated

fume, brood, fuss, upset oneself

informal blow one's top, blow a fuse