Definitions

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The act of rubbing, or wearing by friction; making by rubbing.
  • noun a dish or vessel for cooking on the table, or for keeping food warm, either by coals, by a lamp, or by hot water; a portable grate for coals.
  • noun (Naut.) any material used to protect sails, rigging, or the like, at points where they are exposed to friction.

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  • verb Present participle of chafe.
  • noun The act by which something is chafed.

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  • noun soreness or irritation of the skin caused by friction

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Examples

  • I struggled as best I could, but soon I too was bound in chafing rope and hauled up on deck.

    On Desperate Seas « A Fly in Amber

  • This chafing is bound to act and react, producing divers evils and leading to various misfortunes.

    In a Far Country

  • This chafing is bound to act and react, producing divers evils and leading to various misfortunes.

    “The Kipling of the Klondike”: Naturalism in London's Early Fiction

  • My neck muscles have only grown a bit sore from blowing my nose and the chafing from the rough toilet paper is already starting to heal.

    Empty Head « Colleen Anderson

  • This chafing is bound to act and react, producing divers evils and leading to various misfortunes.

    In a Far Country

  • This chafing is bound to act and react, producing divers evils and leading to various misfortunes.

    In a Far Country

  • Live fuel, hoisted in chafing dishes at the end of long poles, and being seen at a great distance, serves, by the smoke in the daytime and the light at night, as a better signal for march than the sound of

    Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

  • Her jeans, waist-baring low-riders, were rolled up just beyond her calves until Michael (our serene and tan guide for the day) mentioned she might want to roll them back down to avoid "chafing" - the kind of advice you don't ignore.

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  • Her jeans, waist-baring low-riders, were rolled up just beyond her calves until Michael (our serene and tan guide for the day) mentioned she might want to roll them back down to avoid "chafing" - the kind of advice you don't ignore.

    Esquire.com Article Feed

  • Her jeans, waist-baring low-riders, were rolled up just beyond her calves until Michael (our serene and tan guide for the day) mentioned she might want to roll them back down to avoid "chafing" - the kind of advice you don't ignore.

    Esquire.com Article Feed

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