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English noun: quail

1. quail (food) flesh of quail; suitable for roasting or broiling if young; otherwise must be braised

Broader (hypernym)wildfowl

Part meronymquail

Domain categorygame bird

2. quail (animal) small gallinaceous game birds

Broader (hypernym)phasianid

Narrower (hyponym)bobwhite, bobwhite quail, California quail, Lofortyx californicus, Old World quail, partridge

Part holonymquail

Member meronymbevy

English verb: quail

1. quail (motion) draw back, as with fear or pain

SamplesShe flinched when they showed the slaughtering of the calf.

Synonymscringe, flinch, funk, recoil, shrink, squinch, wince

Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s PP

Broader (hypernym)move

Narrower (hyponym)retract, shrink back

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