shy (away) from

phrasal verb
shied (away) from; shying (away) from; shies (away) from

Definition of shy (away) from

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: to try to avoid (something) because of nervousness, fear, dislike, etc. They never shied from publicity. She shies away from making any predictions.

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“Shy (away) from.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/shy%20%28away%29%20from. Accessed 27 Sep. 2020.

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