[ fley ]
/ fleɪ /
verb, fleyed, fley·ing.Chiefly Scot.
to frighten; terrify.
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Origin of fley
1175–1225; Middle English flaien,fleien,Old English -flīgan (in ā-flȳgan); cognate with Old Norse fleygia to cause to fly. Cf. fly2
OTHER WORDS FROM fleyfley·ed·ly [fley-id-lee], /ˈfleɪ ɪd li/, adverbfley·ed·ness, noun
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The two cottages, with plenty of room for the Fley's family and eight boys, with half an acre of garden at 11.Life of John Coleridge Patteson|Charlotte M. Yonge
British Dictionary definitions for fley
/ (fleɪ) /
verb Scot and Northern English dialect
to be afraid or cause to be afraid
(tr) to frighten away; scare
Word Origin for fley
Old English āflēgan to put to flight; related to Old Norse fleygja
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