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gall

noun [U] uk   /ɡɔːl/  us   /ɡɑːl/
rudeness and the quality of being unable to understand that your behaviour or what you say is not acceptable to other people: [+ to infinitive] Considering that he never even bothers to visit my parents I'm amazed that Tim has the gall to ask them for money!

gall

verb [T] uk   /ɡɔːl/  us   /ɡɑːl/
to make someone feel annoyed: I think it galls him to take orders from a younger and less experienced colleague.
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