chafe at (something)

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chafe at (something)

To feel or express annoyance in response to something. Bruce chafed at the idea that the new hire he was training made more money than him. You could tell he was chafing at the reporter's questions, but he still declined to comment.
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chafe at something

Fig. to be irritated or annoyed at something. Jane chafed at the criticism for a long time afterward. Jerry chafed for a while at what Ken had said.
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Maintenance found the B+ power wire chafed at the engine intake manifold, approximately six inches below the alternator.
Mississippi has long chafed at these perceptions--which in some cases spring more from stereotypes than statistics--and it has now introduced an ad campaign called "Mississippi, Believe It
Madaleno (D-Montgomery County) is one of the lawmakers who chafed at Ehrlich's grant for the religious conference, which is scheduled for June.
Other requests were informal and were sometimes turned down by librarians who chafed at the notion of turning over such material, said the ALA.
It is regrettable, however, that diaries and letters don't exist for Spelman, for they might have given insight into how young black women felt about their presumed natural "carnality" and whether or not they chafed at becoming "ladylike.
Though none of the players was ecstatic, it wasn't as fiery as last spring, when starting pitchers Jarrod Washburn, Scott Schoeneweis and Ramon Ortiz chafed at the team's renewal terms, though Ortiz later agreed to a multiyear contract.
Throughout her life, she chafed at paying for the smallest details, even toilet paper, yet when she decamped from the White House, it took nine U.
Emerson, who always chafed at the rules of meter and rhyme, made a first draft of this poem for his Journal in 1845 and wrote it in practically free verse; later, he reworked it into a somewhat more conventional form.
Granada Hills residents have chafed at Los Angeles' decision to allow operator Browning Ferris Industries to expand the dump to 90 million tons of garbage on 451 acres, and have filed a lawsuit attacking the adequacy of the environmental studies.