Chafe and Grate


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Chafe verb – To damage or diminish by continued friction.
Usage example: constant stepping on a rope will gradually chafe it, rendering it unsafe for rock climbing

Grate is a synonym for chafe in rub topic. In some cases you can use "Grate" instead the word "Chafe" as a verb or a noun, when it comes to topics like abrade, annoy, scrape. popular alternative
Nearby Words: chafed, chafing, chafer
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Grate verb – To disturb the peace of mind of (someone) especially by repeated disagreeable acts.
Usage example: unintentionally or not, you say rude things that grate people

Chafe is a synonym for grate in scrape topic. You can use "Chafe" instead a verb "Grate", if it concerns topics such as irritate, irk. popular alternative
Nearby Words: grating, grated, grater
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