Part of speech:
To become or seem to become smaller, more compact, etc.; contract, as from heat, cold, moisture, etc.
(Intransitive) To jump back in fear.
Tremble means to shake involuntarily, often out of fear or because you are cold.
To crouch or huddle up, as from fear or cold
To wince is to make a grimace or twist your face, often involuntary done in anticipation of pain.
To behave in a servile way; fawn.
Falter is defined as to move in an uncertain way or to hesitate in word or action.
To start or wince involuntarily, as from surprise or pain.
To shudder or shiver, as from fear or cold
To brandish or wave, especially in anger:
To shudder is to shake or tremble, often because of fear.
A relatively minor seismic shaking or vibrating movement. Tremors often precede larger earthquakes or volcanic eruptions.
To acknowledge and accept or deal with:
Meet is defined as to come face to face with, be there when someone or something arrives, or to be introduced.
Any of several game birds, such as the ruffed grouse or the bobwhite, similar to a partridge.
Start is defined as to begin, set out to appear or to move suddenly.
To come near to in place, time, character, or value; to draw nearer to.
To try; endeavor:
To squint, pucker, or contort
Find another word for quail. In this page you can discover 26 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for quail, like: shrink, shy, tremble, cower, wince, blench, cringe, falter, flinch, quake and recoil.