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meanings of chafe
To excite heat in by friction; to rub in order to stimulate and make warm.
To fret and wear by rubbing.
To rub; to come together so as to wear by rubbing; to wear by friction.
To be worn by rubbing.
To excite passion or anger in; to fret; to irritate.
To have a feeling of vexation; to be vexed; to fret; to be irritated.
Heat excited by friction.
Vexation; irritation of mind; rage.
Injury or wear caused by friction.
An expression of opinionated conflict.
chafe frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR
the word chafe occurs in english on average 0.4 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.