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Synonyms for quailkweɪl

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. quail(noun)

    flesh of quail; suitable for roasting or broiling if young; otherwise must be braised

  2. quail(verb)

    small gallinaceous game birds

  3. flinch, squinch, funk, cringe, shrink, wince, recoil, quail(verb)

    draw back, as with fear or pain

    Synonyms:
    rebound, cower, bound, shrivel up, reverberate, quail, shrink, flinch, funk, shrivel, grovel, spring, ricochet, kick back, cringe, take a hop, wither, backfire, bounce, backlash, resile, reduce, wince, kick, recoil, squinch, creep, crawl, squint, contract, fawn

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. quail(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    cower, shrink, flinch, faint, blench, quake, tremble, be quelled, give way, lose courage, lose spirits, be cast down

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List of paraphrases:

partridge, colin


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