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"gall" in British English

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gallnoun [U]

uk   /ɡɔːl/  us   /ɡɑːl/
rudeness and the ​quality of being ​unable to ​understand that ​yourbehaviour or what you say is not ​acceptable to other ​people: [+ to infinitive] Considering that he never ​evenbothers to ​visit my ​parents, I'm ​amazed that Tim has the gall toask them for ​money!

gallverb [T]

uk   /ɡɔːl/  us   /ɡɑːl/
to make someone ​feelannoyed: I ​think it galls him to take ​orders from a ​younger and less ​experiencedcolleague.
(Definition of gall from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"gall" in American English

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gallverb [T]

 us   /ɡɔl/

gall verb [T] (ANNOY)

to make someone ​annoyed: It galls him to take ​orders from a less ​experiencedcolleague.

gallnoun [U]

 us   /ɡɔl/

gall noun [U] (RUDE BEHAVIOR)

inability to ​understand that ​yourbehavior or what you say is ​rude and not ​acceptable to other ​people: [+ to infinitive] I don’t ​know how she can have the gall to ​accuse other ​people of being ​lazy when she comes in late every ​day!
(Definition of gall from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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