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galled

adjective

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galled

verb
past tense of gall

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1 to damage or diminish by continued friction
  • move that rope so the sharp edge of the hull doesn't gall it

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3 to make sore by continued rubbing
  • tie your shoes so they don't gall your heels sliding on and off like that

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“Galled.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/galled. Accessed 20 Sep. 2020.

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