chafe (v.) Old form(s): chaf'd , chaff'd, chaft
enrage, irritate, anger
H8 I.i.123.2[Norfolk to Buckingham] What, are you chafed?
TC I.ii.167[Pandarus to Cressida] Helen so blushed, and Paris so chafed
TC IV.v.260.2[Ajax to Hector] Do not chafe thee
TG III.i.233[Proteus to Valentine, of Silvia and the Duke] her intercession chafed him so
TS I.ii.200[Petruchio to Gremio, of the sea] Rage like an angry boar chafed with sweat
TS II.i.235[Katherina to Petruchio] I chafe you, if I tarry [also: sense 3]
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