IBMers chafed at Chinese practices such as mandatory exercise breaks and public shaming of latecomers to meetings.
Before Scandal, Clash Over Control of Libor
In a 2008 meeting with Bank of England officials, the head of the British Bankers' Association suggested that Libor had become too big for her organization to manage, but her suggestion went nowhere.
MOST climbers simply chafe to reach the tops of mountains. Roger Payne was different. Although he had several first ascents to his name—Mount Grosvenor in China, Khan Tengri and Pobeda in Kazakhstan, in a career spanning 30 years—his priority was to go lightly, and leave no trace.
By CHRISTINE HAUGHNEY
The B110 bus, which runs between Williamsburg and Borough Park, is different from other New York City buses. Most notably, women are asked to ride in the back.
A train named Yoru no Ajisai- go runs near clusters of hydrangeas lit up in on the Hakone mountainside on June 23. (Toshiyuki Hayashi)
Flower lovers and photographers can climb aboard a special Hakone Tozan Railway Co. night train again to enjoy views of illuminated clusters of colorful hydrangeas in Hakone.
Nowhere is this more true than in the field of mathematics. The most famous example is the development of imaginary numbers. The very name conveys the supposed uselessness of the concept. Square the imaginary unit, i, and you get minus one. Baffling.
French intellectuals, like those in the rest of Europe, have been vocal critics of Google Books. But France does not appear to chafe when it comes to displaying its own literature online, on its own terms.
President Nicolas Sarkozy announced Monday that the government has earmarked more than $1 billion to scan French books.
Still Chafing After 40 Years, Libyan Leader Baffles West
By MICHAEL SLACKMAN
If the world thought Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi had changed, he proved otherwise with the hero’s welcome home he gave the Lockerbie convict.
Britain is the EU's third-biggest economy, and the EU is the country's biggest trading partner, taking in about half the U.K.'s exports. The regulations that emanate from Brussels have chafed U.K. companies for years, but to many they are less scary than the loss of the country's unfettered access to the world's biggest economic bloc.
v., chafed, chaf·ing, chafes. v.tr.
- To wear away or irritate by rubbing.
- To annoy; vex.
- To warm by rubbing, as with the hands.
- To rub and cause irritation or friction: The high collar chafed against my neck.
- To become worn or sore from rubbing.
- To feel irritated or impatient: chafed at the delay.
- Warmth, wear, or soreness produced by friction.
- Annoyance; vexation.
[Middle English chafen, from Old French chaufer, to warm, from Vulgar Latin *calefāre, alteration of Latin calefacere : calēre, to be warm + facere, to make.]
SYNONYMS chafe, abrade, excoriate, fret, gall. These verbs mean to wear down or rub away a surface by or as if by scraping: chafed my skin; water abrading the canyon walls; metal bristles that excoriated her scalp; rope that fretted a groove in the post; stone steps galled by years of heavy use.
- chafed (過去形) • chafed (過去分詞) • chafing (現在分詞) • chafes (三人称単数現在)
- chafe at the bit, （全1件）
1 〈靴などを〉すり減らす, すり切らす；〈靴・カラーなどが〉〈足・首などを〉すりむく, すりむいて［こすって］ひりひりさせる
3 〈人・神経などを〉悩ます, 怒らせる, いらいらさせる.
1 〈動物が〉（…に）体をこすりつける；〈物が〉（…と）摩擦する；（…で）すり切れる；（…に）激しく当たる((against, on ...)).
3 （…に）いらだつ, じれったがる((at, against, under ...))
4 （…を）待ちこがれる((for ...)).
chafe at the bit(1) 〈馬が〉はみにいらだつ.
go nowhere (fast)
to not progress This debate is going nowhere - we're no closer to a solution than we were when it started. Chloë's job at the health department was going nowhere fast.