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sally

sal·ly

sally

 
 
pronunciation:
sae li
parts of speech:
noun, intransitive verb
features:
Word Combinations (verb)
part of speech: noun
inflections: sallies
definition 1: a sudden forward attack or rush from a defensive position by a military force.
They'd relaxed their guard and were unprepared for the sally of the enemy.
definition 2: a trip or excursion; jaunt.
They went off for a sally into the woods.
similar words:
excursion, jaunt, outing
definition 3: a clever remark or quip; witticism.
She always responded to his playful wisecracks with a sally of her own.
similar words:
quip, wisecrack, witticism
definition 4: an unexpected or sudden burst of activity or emotion; outburst.
The audience was taken aback by the politician's sally of emotion.
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: sallied, sallies, sallying
definition 1: to start out on a trip or excursion (often fol. by forth).
The pioneers sallied forth into the wilderness.
definition 2: to set out or depart, esp. with energy or vigor.
Ready for the hunt, the shooting party sallied from the gate.
definition 3: to rush forward or attack suddenly, esp. from a defensive military position.
The troops sallied in a furious attempt to push the enemy back.
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