chafe or champ at the bit

idi to become impatient and restless because of delay

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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  • champ (or chafe) at the bit — be restlessly impatient to start doing something. → champ …   English new terms dictionary

  • chomp at the bit — chomp (or champ or chafe) at the bit be restless and impatient to start doing something …   Useful english dictionary

  • champ — v 1. bite, gnaw, grind, gnash; munch, chew, crunch, masticate, ruminate. 2. champ at the bit chafe, fret, fuss, fidget, squirm, be unable to sit still, pull at the leash, Sl. have ants in one s pants …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • champ — champ1 verb 1》 munch enthusiastically or noisily.     ↘(of a horse) make a noisy biting or chewing action. 2》 fret impatiently. Phrases champ (or chafe) at the bit be restlessly impatient to start doing something. Origin ME: prob. imitative.… …   English new terms dictionary

  • fume — n 1. vapor, haze, gas, smoke, pollution; reek, smell, stink, effluvium, noxious odor. 2. huff, puff, fret, pet, stew, dudgeon, pique, rage; fit, storm, outburst, agitation, passion. v 3. emit, give out, vaporize, exhale, puff, smoke; reek, smell …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • Resentment — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Resentment >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 resentment resentment displeasure animosity anger wrath indignation Sgm: N 1 exasperation exasperation bitter resentment wrathful indignation GRP: N 2 Sgm: N …   English dictionary for students

  • resent — v 1. be offended at, take offense at, take umbrage at; feel displeasure at, be irritated, be annoyed, chafe at; be indignant at, be in a dudgeon over, show indignation at; dislike, view with dissatisfaction, take exception, disagree with; take… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • bite — Synonyms and related words: acerbity, acidity, acridity, acrimony, acuminate, acute pain, adhere to, afflict, agonize, ail, allotment, allowance, and sinker, astringency, auger, bait, be a sucker, be keen, be taken in, bear hug, benumb, big end,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • rage — [n1] extreme anger acerbity, acrimony, agitation, animosity, apoplexy, asperity, bitterness, blowup*, bluster, choler, convulsion, dander, eruption, exasperation, excitement, explosion, ferment, ferocity, fireworks, frenzy, furor, fury, gall,… …   New thesaurus

  • Excitability — (Roget s Thesaurus) >Excess of sensitiveness. < N PARAG:Excitability >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 excitability excitability impetuosity vehemence Sgm: N 1 boisterousness boisterousness &c. >Adj. Sgm: N 1 turbulence turbulence Sgm: N 1… …   English dictionary for students

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