Meaning of “chafe” - Learner’s Dictionary

chafe

verb us uk /tʃeɪf/
FEEL ANGRY [ I ]

to feel angry because of rules and limits:

He chafed against/at the narrow academic approach of his school.
RUB [ I, T ]

to make part of the body painful by rubbing, or to become painful because of being rubbed

(Definition of “chafe” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)