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  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of chafe.


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  • It came up with "Social" when I dragged two apps together, and as much as the word chafes, I haven't come up with a better option.

    The Unofficial Apple Weblog (TUAW)

  • Frankly, the loss was small, but in honest reflection, my trust and ego took a big, big hit which still chafes sensibilities.

    Page 2

  • "It chafes folks in the Pentagon and Afghanistan," Ms. Sanok said.

    Violence in Afghanistan Dropped Over the Summer

  • But since in the hopeless darkness he can turn his valour to no noble end, he chafes at his slackness in the fray and craves the boon of immediate light, resolved to find a death worthy of his bravery, even though Zeus should fight in the ranks against him.

    On the Sublime

  • But for the boots two thumbs down because the padding above the ankles really chafes the hell out of me and will not wear them!

    Gear Review: Cloudveil Wading Pants and 8x Felt-Free Wading Boots

  • Craig to this day still chafes a bit about going to such boring affairs.

    Craig Crawford: Revenge of the Mask

  • "The Kids Grow Up" is about many things - intimacy, mortality, baby boomers who behaved more like buddies to their kids than parents - but its most potent encounters occur when Lucy chafes at being filmed by her father, who during her final year at home, seems increasingly obsessed with preserving every moment for posterity.

    'The Kids Grow Up' turns the lens on home videos and the right to privacy

  • As the play begins, they have just returned to their gritty Williamsburg loft where Sarah, recovering from her injuries, chafes to get back to the action.

    Sharon L. Butler: Blast Radius

  • Starts at his groan, and chafes the flannell'd limb;

    The Age Reviewed

  • Shakespear says that 'the Surge which oer the idle pebbles chafes cannot be heard so high' [2] but this is one of Old Willy's long stretches, for the murmer of the waves is distinctly heard, though the depth is dreadfuly and sublimly terrible.

    Letter 290


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