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quailed

verb , past tense of quail

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