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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 experienced colleague.

gallnoun [U]

us   /ɡɔl/
  • gall noun [U] (RUDE BEHAVIOR)

inability to understand that your behavior 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!
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