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quails

verb
present tense third-person singular 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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“Quails.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/quails. Accessed 26 Jan. 2022.

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