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Bristle vs. Chafe

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Bristlenoun

A stiff or coarse hair.

‘the bristles of a pig’;

Chafenoun

Heat excited by friction.

Bristlenoun

The hairs or other filaments that make up a brush, broom, or similar item.

Chafenoun

Injury or wear caused by friction.

Bristleverb

To rise or stand erect, like bristles.

Chafenoun

Vexation; irritation of mind; rage.

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Bristleverb

To appear as if covered with bristles; to have standing, thick and erect, like bristles.

Chafenoun

(archaic) An expression of opinionated conflict.

Bristleverb

(with at) To be on one's guard or raise one's defenses; to react with fear, suspicion, or distance.

‘The employees bristled at the prospect of working through the holidays.’;

Chafeverb

(transitive) To excite heat in by friction; to rub in order to stimulate and make warm.

Bristleverb

To fix a bristle to.

‘to bristle a thread’;

Chafeverb

(transitive) To excite passion or anger in; to fret; to irritate.

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Bristlenoun

A short, stiff, coarse hair, as on the back of swine.

Chafeverb

(transitive) To fret and wear by rubbing.

‘to chafe a cable’;

Bristlenoun

A stiff, sharp, roundish hair.

Chafeverb

(intransitive) To rub; to come together so as to wear by rubbing; to wear by friction.

Bristleverb

To erect the bristles of; to cause to stand up, as the bristles of an angry hog; - sometimes with up.

‘Now for the bare-picked bone of majestyDoth dogged war bristle his angry crest.’; ‘Boy, bristle thy courage up.’;

Chafeverb

(intransitive) To be worn by rubbing.

‘A cable chafes.’;

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Bristleverb

To fix a bristle to; as, to bristle a thread.

Chafeverb

(intransitive) To have a feeling of vexation; to be vexed; to fret; to be irritated.

Bristleverb

To rise or stand erect, like bristles.

‘His hair did bristle upon his head.’;

Chafeverb

To excite heat in by friction; to rub in order to stimulate and make warm.

‘To rub her temples, and to chafe her skin.’;

Bristleverb

To appear as if covered with bristles; to have standing, thick and erect, like bristles.

‘The hill of La Haye Sainte bristling with ten thousand bayonets.’; ‘Ports bristling with thousands of masts.’;

Chafeverb

To excite passion or anger in; to fret; to irritate.

‘Her intercession chafed him.’;

Bristleverb

To show defiance or indignation.

Chafeverb

To fret and wear by rubbing; as, to chafe a cable.

‘Two slips of parchment which she sewed round it to prevent its being chafed.’;

Bristlenoun

a stiff fiber (coarse hair or filament); natural or synthetic

Chafeverb

To rub; to come together so as to wear by rubbing; to wear by friction.

‘Made its great boughs chafe together.’; ‘The troubled Tiber chafing with her shores.’;

Bristlenoun

a stiff hair

Chafeverb

To be worn by rubbing; as, a cable chafes.

Bristleverb

be in a state of movement or action;

‘The room abounded with screaming children’; ‘The garden bristled with toddlers’;

Chafeverb

To have a feeling of vexation; to be vexed; to fret; to be irritated.

‘He will chafe at the doctor's marrying my daughter.’;

Bristleverb

rise up as in fear;

‘The dog's fur bristled’; ‘It was a sight to make one's hair uprise!’;

Chafenoun

Heat excited by friction.

Bristle

A bristle is a stiff hair or feather (natural or artificial), either on an animal, such as a pig, a plant, or on a tool such as a brush or broom.

Chafenoun

Injury or wear caused by friction.

Chafenoun

Vexation; irritation of mind; rage.

‘The cardinal in a chafe sent for him to Whitehall.’;

Chafenoun

soreness and warmth caused by friction;

‘he had a nasty chafe on his knee’;

Chafenoun

anger produced by some annoying irritation

Chafeverb

become or make sore by or as if by rubbing

Chafeverb

feel extreme irritation or anger;

‘He was chafing at her suggestion that he stay at home while she went on a vacation’;

Chafeverb

cause annoyance in; disturb, especially by minor irritations;

‘Mosquitoes buzzing in my ear really bothers me’; ‘It irritates me that she never closes the door after she leaves’;

Chafeverb

tear or wear off the skin or make sore by abrading;

‘This leash chafes the dog's neck’;

Chafeverb

cause friction;

‘my sweater scratches’;

Chafeverb

warm by rubbing, as with the hands

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