chafed chafed  /ˈtʃeɪft/

Definition(s):

  • (adj) painful from having the skin abraded

Usage(s):

  1. As a 21-year-old, Murata chafed under the stuffy restrictions of traditional kaiseki.
  2. After the Navy and law school, Scruggs worked a while for big firms in Jackson but chafed at the hierarchy and soon hung out his shingle in Pascagoula.
  3. In fact, the Karmapa has chafed under China's restrictions on his freedoms and apparently faced strong pressure to denounce the Dalai Lama.

News

  1. James: I take responsibility for Game 3 'disaster'

    SAN ANTONIO — Two years ago, after an uneven performance in a Game 3 win against the Mavericks in the 2011 Finals, LeBron James chafed at a question about his less-than-stellar offensive stat line, suggesting reporters take a second look at his work on the defensive end.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Sports Illustrated

  2. LeBron James takes responsibility for Heat's 'disaster' in NBA Finals Game 3

    SAN ANTONIO — Two years ago, after an uneven performance in a Game 3 win against the Mavericks in the 2011 Finals, LeBron James chafed at a question about his less-than-stellar offensive stat line, suggesting reporters take a second look at his work on the defensive end.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Sports Illustrated

Quotes

  1. "When the ball is in the ballpark and I'm camped under it, and there is interference, we should get an out and the runner goes back to second," Floyd said. "I started the conversation wrong (with umpire Paul Nauert) and he got chafed a little...
    on Jun 16, 2007 By: Cliff Floyd Source: Aurora Beacon News

  2. The "split-screen contrasts," Stanley writes, "at times made it seem as if Barack Obama was on a state visit while back home his opponent chafed at the perks and privileges of an incumbent commander in chief."
    on Aug 20, 2008 By: Alessandra Stanley Source: Volkskrant

  3. Mr. Branch says the president had "chafed to be used in a few strategic states" - like Arkansas, New Hampshire, Tennessee and Missouri, where Mr. Gore's losing margin was small or where Mr. Clinton could have "addressed neglected rural...
    on Sep 24, 2009 By: Taylor Branch Source: New York Times

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