Definition: to weaken or fall back from fear
Part of Speech: Verb
Synonym(s): cower, draw back
Antonym(s): face, meet
1. The fighter did not quail and remained in the ring even though he could barely stand.
2. Since I don’t deal well with pain, I quail at the thought of breaking any of my limbs.
3. Seeing the dead body made me quail, and I vomited on the floor.