sally

v. i.

  1. To leap or rush out; to burst forth; to issue suddenly; as a body of troops from a fortified place to attack besiegers; to make a sally.

v.

  1. A leaping forth; a darting; a spring.
  2. A rushing or bursting forth; a quick issue; a sudden eruption; specifically, an issuing of troops from a place besieged to attack the besiegers; a sortie.
  3. An excursion from the usual track; range; digression; deviation.
  4. A flight of fancy, liveliness, wit, or the like; a flashing forth of a quick and active mind.
  5. Transgression of the limits of soberness or steadiness; act of levity; wild gayety; frolic; escapade.