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gally

[ gal-ee ]
/ ˈgæl i /
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verb (used with object), gal·lied, gal·ly·ing.Chiefly Dialect.
to frighten or scare.
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Origin of gally

1695–1705; compare earlier gallow, apparently representing Old English agælwan to frighten
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