"gad" in the noun sense
1. generalized anxiety disorder, GAD, anxiety reaction
an anxiety disorder characterized by chronic free-floating anxiety and such symptoms as tension or sweating or trembling or lightheadedness or irritability etc that has lasted for more than six months
2. spur, gad
a sharp prod fixed to a rider's heel and used to urge a horse onward
"cowboys know not to squat with their spurs on"
"gad" in the verb sense
1. gallivant, gad, jazz around
wander aimlessly in search of pleasure
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