To excite heat in by friction; to rub in order to stimulate and make warm.
To excite passion or anger in; to fret; to irritate.
To fret and wear by rubbing; as, to chafe a cable.
To rub; to come together so as to wear by rubbing; to wear by friction.
To be worn by rubbing; as, a cable chafes.
To have a feeling of vexation; to be vexed; to fret; to be irritated.
Heat excited by friction.
Injury or wear caused by friction.
Vexation; irritation of mind; rage.
Wear caused by the friction of parts moving past each other.
Damage caused by friction; IE: docklines against piers; sails against rigging; sandy, wet bathing suits against skin.
To rub and thus cause irritation
soreness and warmth caused by friction; "he had a nasty chafe on his knee"
anger produced by some annoying irritation
become or make sore by or as if by rubbing
feel extreme irritation or anger; "He was chafing at her suggestion that he stay at home while she went on a vacation"
cause annoyance in; disturb, especially by minor irritations; "Mosquitoes buzzing in my ear really bothers me"; "It irritates me that she never closes the door after she leaves"
tear or wear off the skin or make sore by abrading; "This leash chafes the dog's neck"
cause friction; "my sweater scratches"
warm by rubbing, as with the hands
To rub or abrase the surface of a rope, mast or spar against a surface that is too hard for it so to cause unnecessary wear.
wear and tear on a rope or line caused by it rubbing against something on the boat or over use
damage to a line caused by rubbing against another object
To damage the surface of a rope or spar by rubbing against another object