quail with (an emotion)(redirected from quail with (something))
quail with (an emotion)
To shrink back, cower, or tremble as a result of some intense emotion, especially fear. The sight would make even the most stalwart quail with terror. My heart quailed with shame as I thought over what had happened.
See also: quail
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