What does the word chafe mean?

Usage examples for chafe

  1. He began to chafe under the relentless demands of the magazine and newspaper. – The Boys' Life of Mark Twain by Albert Bigelow Paine
  2. I die of thirst,- it matters not If Sindhu be but safe, What if he leave us, and this spot, Poor birds in cages chafe. – Ancient Ballads and Legends of Hindustan by Toru Dutt
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