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Synonyms of chafe in English:


  • 1 the collar chafed his neck
    abrade, graze, rub against, gall, scrape, scratch;
    Medicine  excoriate
  • 2 material chafed by the rock
    wear away/down, erode, abrade, scour, scrape away
  • 3 the bank chafed at the restrictions
    be angry, be annoyed, be irritated, fume, be exasperated, be frustrated
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