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fley

[fley] /fleɪ/
verb, fleyed, fleying. Chiefly Scot.
1.
to frighten; terrify.
Origin
1175-1225
1175-1225; Middle English flaien, fleien, Old English -flīgan (in ā-flȳgan); cognate with Old Norse fleygia to cause to fly. Cf. fly1
Related forms
fleyedly
[fley-id-lee] /ˈfleɪ ɪd li/ (Show IPA),
adverb
fleyedness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for fley

fley

/fleɪ/
verb (Scot & Northern English, dialect)
1.
to be afraid or cause to be afraid
2.
(transitive) to frighten away; scare
Word Origin
Old English āflēgan to put to flight; related to Old Norse fleygja
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