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Topic: ILLNESS AND DISABILITY

Sense: 1-3
Origin: Old English gealla
Sense: 4
Date: 1300-1400
Language: Old French
Origin: Latin galla
Sense: 5
Origin: Old English gealla, from Latin galla

gall

1 noun
     
gall1
1

have the gall to do something

to do something rude and unreasonable that most people would be too embarrassed to do:
He even had the gall to blame Lucy for it.
2 [uncountable] old-fashioned anger and hate that will not go away [= resentment]
3 [uncountable] old-fashionedHBH bile
4 [countable]HBP a swelling on a tree or plant caused by damage from insects or infection
5 [countable]HBAMI a painful place on an animal's skin, caused by something rubbing against it
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