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Bristle vs. Chafe

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  • Bristle (noun)

    A stiff or coarse hair.

    "the bristles of a pig"

  • Bristle (noun)

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

  • Bristle (verb)

    To rise or stand erect, like bristles.

  • Bristle (verb)

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

  • Bristle (verb)

    (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."

  • Bristle (verb)

    To fix a bristle to.

    "to bristle a thread"

  • Chafe (noun)

    Heat excited by friction.

  • Chafe (noun)

    Injury or wear caused by friction.

  • Chafe (noun)

    Vexation; irritation of mind; rage.

  • Chafe (noun)

    An expression of opinionated conflict.

    "Thesaurus:argument"

  • Chafe (verb)

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

  • Chafe (verb)

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

  • Chafe (verb)

    To fret and wear by rubbing.

    "to chafe a cable"

  • Chafe (verb)

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

  • Chafe (verb)

    To be worn by rubbing.

    "A cable chafes."

  • Chafe (verb)

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

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  • Bristle (noun)

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

  • Bristle (noun)

    A stiff, sharp, roundish hair.

  • Bristle

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

  • Bristle

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

  • Bristle (verb)

    To rise or stand erect, like bristles.

  • Bristle (verb)

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

  • Bristle (verb)

    To show defiance or indignation.

  • Chafe

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

  • Chafe

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

  • Chafe

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

  • Chafe (verb)

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

  • Chafe (verb)

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

  • Chafe (verb)

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

  • Chafe (noun)

    Heat excited by friction.

  • Chafe (noun)

    Injury or wear caused by friction.

  • Chafe (noun)

    Vexation; irritation of mind; rage.

Webster Dictionary
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  • Bristle (noun)

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

  • Bristle (noun)

    a stiff hair

  • Bristle (verb)

    be in a state of movement or action;

    "The room abounded with screaming children"

    "The garden bristled with toddlers"

  • Bristle (verb)

    rise up as in fear;

    "The dog's fur bristled"

    "It was a sight to make one's hair uprise!"

  • Chafe (noun)

    soreness and warmth caused by friction;

    "he had a nasty chafe on his knee"

  • Chafe (noun)

    anger produced by some annoying irritation

  • Chafe (verb)

    become or make sore by or as if by rubbing

  • Chafe (verb)

    feel extreme irritation or anger;

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

  • Chafe (verb)

    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"

  • Chafe (verb)

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

    "This leash chafes the dog's neck"

  • Chafe (verb)

    cause friction;

    "my sweater scratches"

  • Chafe (verb)

    warm by rubbing, as with the hands

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