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chafed

chayft

  • v  become or make sore by or as if by rubbing
  • v  feel extreme irritation or anger
  • v  cause annoyance in; disturb, especially by minor irritations
  • v  tear or wear off the skin or make sore by abrading
  • v  cause friction
  • v  warm by rubbing, as with the hands
  • s  painful from having the skin abraded

  • As a 21-year-old, Murata chafed under the stuffy restrictions of traditional kaiseki.
  • 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.
  • Roosevelt chafed at accusations that he dismissed the men because they were black and insisted that his decision was based solely on his "convictions.
News & Articles

  • 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.
    June 12, 2013 - Sports Illustrated
  • 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.
    June 12, 2013 - Sports Illustrated
Quotes

  • Cliff Floyd in Aurora Beacon News
    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...
  • Alessandra Stanley in Volkskrant
    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."
  • Taylor Branch in New York Times
    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...

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