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quail

noun [C or U] uk   /kweɪl/ ( plural quail or quails) us  
a small, brown bird that is shot for sport or food, or the meat of this bird: Quails' eggs are considered to be a delicacy.

quail

verb [I] uk   /kweɪl/ literary us  
to feel or show fear; to want to be able to move away from something because you fear it: Charlie quailed at the sound of his mother's angry voice. She quailed before her boss's anger.
Translations of “quail”
in Spanish acobardarse, amedrentarse…
in French reculer (devant)…
in German verzagen…
in Chinese (Traditional) 鵪鶉…
in Russian перепел…
in Turkish bıldırcın…
in Chinese (Simplified) 鹌鹑…
in Polish przepiórka…
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