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Definitions of chafe:
  • noun:   soreness and warmth caused by friction
    Example: "He had a nasty chafe on his knee"
  • noun:   anger produced by some annoying irritation
  • verb:   become or make sore by or as if by rubbing
  • verb:   warm by rubbing, as with the hands
  • verb:   tear or wear off the skin or make sore by abrading
    Example: "This leash chafes the dog's neck"
  • verb:   feel extreme irritation or anger
  • verb:   cause annoyance in; disturb, especially by minor irritations
  • verb:   cause friction
  • name:  A surname (very rare: popularity rank in the U.S.: #86879)

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