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chafe

Pronunciation: /tʃeɪf/

Translation of chafe in Spanish:

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo

  • 1.1 (rub) rozar* 1.2 (be frustrated) irritarse he chafed at the restrictions lo irritaban las trabas
    Example sentences
    • They are a great way to bring everyone up to a dismal, but passable, level of performance, but at the same time, they are aggravating to more talented people who chafe at the restrictions that are placed on them.
    • Bonham Carter shows us an Olivia who is feisty and strong, chafing at her restrictions and only too happy to entertain the amusing Cesario.
    • The last two, in particular, chafed at the restrictions of religious orthodoxy, but like Galileo after them, chose to live and continue their researches in preference to martyrdom.
    Example sentences
    • Her hands were bound together by a painfully tight rope, chafing badly at her wrists.
    • Oddly enough, though the wounds haven't bothered him in years, Jonnie is abruptly aware that his shirt collar is chafing at the rough scar tissue left over from that old attack.
    • All of us had worn sheaths of kid-leather on the arm that held the bow when we began to learn archery in our childhood; otherwise, the string would have horribly chafed our delicate skins.
    Example sentences
    • A wiring bundle chafing against a fuel line eventually wore through the line and sprayed fuel on a hot bleed-air element.
    • Check for upper radiator hose wear as it sits near an engine-mounting bolt and can chafe.
    • There was absolutely no evidence of chafing, wear or any damage to it.

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