See also: Gallow

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From Middle English *galowen (attested in begalewen (to begallow)), from Old English *gælwian (attested in āgælwed (astonished; disconcerted)).

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gallow (third-person singular simple present gallows, present participle gallowing, simple past and past participle gallowed)

  1. (obsolete) To frighten or terrify.
    • c. 1604-05, William Shakespeare, King Lear, Act III Scene ii:
      The wrathful skies / Gallow the very wanderers of the dark / And make them keep their caves.

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