From Middle English fleien, from Old English flēgan.
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- Homophone: flay
- Rhymes: -eɪ
fley (third-person singular simple present fleys, present participle fleying, simple past and past participle fleyed)
- (obsolete) To frighten.
1860, James Phillips Kay, Scarsdale; or, Life on the Lancashire and Yorkshire border:
- The Jack O'Lanthron was among the reeds again last night, and some of my neighbours are sore fleyed.