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quail

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of QUAIL

1
to draw back in fear, pain, or disgust <we quailed when the waiter unexpectedly presented us with a hindquarter of frog's legs>
2
to draw back or crouch down in fearful submission <brave resisters who did not quail before the tyrant's iron hand>
Synonyms cringe, grovel, quail

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May 30, 2015
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