quail ( quails plural) ( quail plural) ( quails 3rd person present) ( quailing present participle) ( quailed past tense & past participle )
1 n-count A quail is a type of small bird which is often shot and eaten.
2 verb If someone or something makes you quail, they make you feel very afraid, often so that you hesitate.
LITERARY The very words make many of us quail... V
He told Naomi she was becoming just like Maya. Naomi quailed at the thought. V at n
Traducción diccionario Collins Inglés Cobuild
blanch, blench, cower, cringe, droop, faint, falter, flinch, have cold feet (informal) quake, recoil, shake, shrink, shudder, tremble
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