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fight shy of

Definition of fight shy of

British

  1. :  to try to avoid <She has always fought shy of publicity.>



Word by Word Definitions

fightplay
  1. :  to contend in battle or physical combat

    :  to strive to overcome a person by blows or weapons

    :  to engage in boxing

  1. :  a hostile encounter :  battle, combat

    :  a boxing match

    :  a verbal disagreement :  argument

  1. :  easily frightened :  timid

    :  disposed to avoid a person or thing

    :  hesitant in committing oneself :  circumspect

  1. :  to start suddenly aside through fright or alarm

  1. :  a sudden start aside (as from fright)

  1. :  to make a sudden throw

    :  to throw (an object) with a jerk :  fling

  1. :  the act of shying :  toss, throw

    :  a verbal fling or attack

    :  cockshy


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