"galls" in the noun sense
1. saddle sore, gall
an open sore on the back of a horse caused by ill-fitting or badly adjusted saddle
a skin sore caused by chafing
abnormal swelling of plant tissue caused by insects or microorganisms or injury
4. resentment, bitterness, gall, rancor, rancour
a feeling of deep and bitter anger and ill-will
5. bile, gall
a digestive juice secreted by the liver and stored in the gallbladder aids in the digestion of fats
6. crust, gall, impertinence, impudence, insolence, cheekiness, freshness
the trait of being rude and impertinent inclined to take liberties
"galls" in the verb sense
1. chafe, gall, fret
become or make sore by or as if by rubbing
2. gall, irk
irritate or vex
"It galls me that we lost the suit"
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