Heat excited by friction.
Injury or wear caused by friction.
Vexation; irritation of mind; rage.
* 1596 , (Edmund Spenser), The Faerie Queene , VI.5:
- Like a wylde Bull, that, being at a bay, / Is bayted of a mastiffe and a hound / […] That in his chauffe he digs the trampled ground / And threats his horns […].
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.
- the troubled Tiber chafing with her shores
To be worn by rubbing.
- made its great boughs chafe together
To have a feeling of vexation; to be vexed; to fret; to be irritated.
- A cable chafes .
* 1996 , Jim Schiller , Developing Jepara in New Order Indonesia , page 58:
- He will chafe at the doctor’s marrying my daughter.
- Many local politicians chafed under the restrictions of Guided Democracy
To admonish in blame; to reproach angrily.
- 1591‘ ”And yet I was last ”’chidden for being too slow.” — Shakespeare, ”The Two Gentlemen of Verona , .
- 1598‘ ”If the scorn of your bright eyne / Have power to raise such love in mine, / Alack, in me what strange effect / Would they work in mild aspect? / Whiles you ”’chid me, I did love” — Shakespeare, ”As You Like It , .
(obsolete) To utter words of disapprobation and displeasure; to find fault; to contend angrily.
, author=Edgar Rice Burroughs
, title=Thuvia, Maiden of Mars
, publisher=The Gutenberg Project
, passage=Then she had not chidden‘ him for the use of that familiar salutation, nor did she ‘ chide him now, though she was promised to another.
(ambitransitive) To make a clamorous noise; to chafe.
- 1611‘ ”And Jacob was wroth, and ”’chode with Laban: and Jacob answered and said to Laban, What is my trespass? what is my sin, that thou hast so hotly pursued after me? — Genesis 31:36 KJV.
- As doth a rock against the chiding flood.
- the sea that chides the banks of England