quail (v.) Old form(s): Quaile
overpower, destroy, make an end
AC V.ii.85[Cleopatra to Dolabella, of Antony] when he meant to quail and shake the orb, / He was as rattling thunder
MND V.i.279[Bottom as Pyramus] O Fates ... / Quail, crush, conclude, and quell
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