Textual thesaurus for "chafe"

(noun) annoyance, vexation

anger produced by some annoying irritation

(verb) scratch, rub, fret, fray

cause friction

my sweater scratches

(verb) excoriate

tear or wear off the skin or make sore by abrading

This leash chafes the dog's neck

(verb) devil, irritate, get at, get to, gravel, rag, rile, bother, annoy, nark, nettle, vex

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

(verb) fret, gall

become or make sore by or as if by rubbing