Student Thesaurus

One entry found for quail.
Entry Word: quail
Function: verb
Text: 1 to draw back in fear, pain, or disgust <we quailed when the waiter unexpectedly presented us with a hindquarter of frog's legs> -- see FLINCH
2 to draw back or crouch down in fearful submission <brave resisters who did not quail before the tyrant's wrath> -- see COWER