Translation of chafe in Spanish:


rozar, v.

Pronunciation /tʃeɪf//tʃeɪf/

transitive verb

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intransitive verb

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    • There was absolutely no evidence of chafing, wear or any damage to it.
    • Alexander was pushed up against the side of the carriage and bound with hemp rope that chafed uncomfortably against his bare wrists.
    • But she usually wore something under the anklet, because the metal bruised and chafed her skin, particularly after she had been fencing.
    • The golf bag chafed my left shoulder beneath my tee-shirt and my left palm was badly blistered.
    • The ropes were chafing her ankles, but at least her hands were free.
    • He then proceeded to tell me how pantyhose tend to chafe him.
    • He attempted to pull his hands free, and winced as the strips of cloth used to restrain him chafed his sore wrists.
    • No, apparently it chafes at her oh so delicate skin.
    • Oddly enough, though the wounds haven't bothered him in years, Jonnie is abruptly aware that his shirt collar is chafing at the rough scar tissue left over from that old attack.
    • Bruises and scratches covered her, especially where the straps had chafed and cut into her: wrists, ankles, angry sores across her muzzle.
    • He took off his mask, rubbed a couple of sore spots on his slender face where the mask chafed against his pale skin.
    • Her wrists still burned from the rope chafing her flesh and she sucked a breath in through her clenched teeth as her forehead touched their raw skin.
    • Now you have a double bridle that, unlike a single rope bridle, will not quickly chafe through.
    • Her hands were bound together by a painfully tight rope, chafing badly at her wrists.
    • Careful not to make a sound to disturb his two fellow inmates, he pulled the rough woollen blanket up towards him (it chafed his moisturised chin) and tried to sleep.
    • The irritation diminished, but the cuff still chafed when he stood.
    • The collar of the stiff shirt was chafing slightly around the scars on his neck, and the ponytail he'd put his hair in was so tight it was liable to give him a headache.
    • These people mean business and can be stopped only with tanks or by buying them larger t-shirts that don't chafe the nipples.
    • He took care with it, making sure to leave no knots of thread that would chafe bruised skin.
    • Ramirez winced as the coverlet slipped and chafed one of the icy burns that wound around his pallid arms.
    • My mother has brought her own bed-linen, from home, and below my hot cheek, chafing it, is a butterfly: spreading luxuriant wings, embroidered on the pillowcase by my mother's own hand.
    • A wiring bundle chafing against a fuel line eventually wore through the line and sprayed fuel on a hot bleed-air element.
    • All of us had worn sheaths of kid-leather on the arm that held the bow when we began to learn archery in our childhood; otherwise, the string would have horribly chafed our delicate skins.
    • Check for upper radiator hose wear as it sits near an engine-mounting bolt and can chafe.
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    (be frustrated)
    he chafed at the restrictions lo irritaban las trabas
    • Instead of an air of holiness or solemnity, he shows us kids chafing under restrictions just as they would in a boarding school or a summer camp.
    • Syria is a Sunni-majority country chafing under rule by a clique of Allawites, a Shiite sect, who control the secular Syrian Baath.
    • Bonham Carter shows us an Olivia who is feisty and strong, chafing at her restrictions and only too happy to entertain the amusing Cesario.
    • He chafed less under the authority of mothers, though in at least two works he shows a secret anger there, too.
    • In the sixth century the Middle East generally was largely pagan, and chafing under its paganism: it was up for grabs by any conquering missionaries.
    • Iraq in this case has been a catalyst that has brought to the surface the rumblings within a Europe that seems to be chafing under an assumption that their interests be subsumed into a Franco-German vision for Europe.
    • The last two, in particular, chafed at the restrictions of religious orthodoxy, but like Galileo after them, chose to live and continue their researches in preference to martyrdom.
    • They chafe at labeling as pathological qualities that may be merely irritating.
    • He doesn't like the strict financial constraints governing nations that have taken up the Euro (the Stability Pact) and is chafing under the centralised rules governing deficit spending.
    • Peres has been chafing under the limitations, and Palestinians are concerned that Peres might not have Sharon's backing in the talks.
    • In many ways Sterne was unsuited to the life of a country parson, and he chafed under the restrictions.
    • British officials are chafing that they are unable to influence the US rebuilding program, which has bureaucratic priorities.
    • And in the surrounding towns, an army of smart professionals chafed under long rush-hour commutes to downtown Boston or famed Route 128 to the west.
    • While perhaps chafing at having to submit their organizations to painful A - 76 procedures, the Services signed up on the expectation of diverting the savings to modernization.
    • He spoke bitterly, aware that the decision had been made, and chafing under its harsh restrictions.
    • Behind the scenes, as the New York Times article of April 27 made clear, the US military is chafing at the restrictions being imposed on their operation.
    • You end up irritating and chafing a lot of judges doing your job.
    • Haydon, too, was chafing under classical strictures.
    • They are a great way to bring everyone up to a dismal, but passable, level of performance, but at the same time, they are aggravating to more talented people who chafe at the restrictions that are placed on them.
    • In this, by the way, they helped another group chafing under the restrictions of Britain's Navigation Laws, the North American colonists.