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chafe is pronounced in one syllable

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An example use of chafe in a speech by a native speaker of british english:

“… to chafe under the common treatment that …”

meanings of chafe


  1. To excite heat in by friction; to rub in order to stimulate and make warm.
  2. To fret and wear by rubbing.
  3. To rub; to come together so as to wear by rubbing; to wear by friction.
  4. To be worn by rubbing.
  5. To excite passion or anger in; to fret; to irritate.
  6. To have a feeling of vexation; to be vexed; to fret; to be irritated.


  1. Heat excited by friction.
  2. Vexation; irritation of mind; rage.
  3. Injury or wear caused by friction.
  4. 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.

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