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Another word for quail

  1. To draw away involuntarily, usually out of fear or disgust

      1. To shrink or draw back slightly, usually with a grimace, as in pain, embarrassment, alarm, etc.
      2. To wash (cloth), dip it in dye, etc., with the use of a wince.
      3. To shrink or start involuntarily, as in pain or distress; flinch.
      1. To found; establish:
      2. (Now Chiefly Dial.) To cause to start, or move involuntarily; startle
      3. To set into motion, operation, or activity:
      1. To avoid engaging in, treating, or discussing something:
      2. To move suddenly or draw back, as if startled or afraid:
      3. To move suddenly as when startled; jump; start; recoil
      1. To become reduced in amount or value; dwindle:
      2. To show reluctance; hesitate:
      3. To hold back, as from taking action; hesitate or recoil
      1. To fall back; return:
      1. To recoil, as from something unpleasant or difficult; shrink.
      2. To let the foot slip from a ball, when attempting to give a tight croquet.
      3. To start or wince involuntarily, as from surprise or pain.
      1. To act in a timid, servile manner; fawn
      2. To behave in a servile way; fawn.
      3. To draw back, bend, crouch, etc., as when afraid; shrink from something dangerous or painful
      1. (Obsolete) To blanch.
      2. (Chiefly Dial., Brit.) To make or become pale; whiten; bleach
      3. To draw back or shy away, as from fear; flinch.

Another word for quail

      1. To shake involuntarily, as from excitement or anger; quake.
      2. To quiver, quake, totter, vibrate, etc.
      3. To feel fear or anxiety:
      1. To crouch or huddle up, as from fear or cold
      2. To cringe in fear.
      3. To shrink and tremble, as from someone's anger, threats, or blows; cringe
      1. To become or appear to become smaller:
      2. To cause to shrink or contract; specif., to cause (fabric) to shrink by a special process in manufacturing so as to minimize later shrinkage
      3. (Intransitive) To become smaller; to contract.
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