[ US /ˈtʃeɪfɪŋ/ ]
[ UK /t‍ʃˈe‍ɪfɪŋ/ ]
  1. soreness or irritation of the skin caused by friction
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How To Use chafing In A Sentence

  • My neck muscles have only grown a bit sore from blowing my nose and the chafing from the rough toilet paper is already starting to heal. Empty Head « Colleen Anderson
  • He was chafing at her suggestion that he stay at home while she went on a vacation
  • The passengers sat chafing at the long delay.
  • 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.
  • Great care must be taken, especially with the fitting of plasters, to prevent chafing and subsequent ulcer formation elsewhere on the foot or ankle.
  • In medieval times a chafing dish was a portable brazier to hold burning coals or charcoal, designed to be set on a metal stand and to have a dish of food on top.
  • My mother has brought her own bed-linen, from home, and below my hot cheek, chafing it, is a butterfly: spreading luxuriant wings, embroidered on the pillowcase by my mother's own hand.
  • We might not now be a nation with chafing thighs. Times, Sunday Times
  • The collar of the stiff shirt was chafing slightly around the scars on his neck, and the ponytail he'd put his hair in was so tight it was liable to give him a headache.
  • I can hear the rain beating down on the roof like a meteor shower as our car lurches violently from side to side, rocking disobediently on its haunches, fat tyres chafing loudly over what appears to be a long, shallow pond.
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