shy (away) from

Definition of shy (away) from

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

Word by Word Definitions

shy play
  1. : easily frightened : timid

  2. : disposed to avoid a person or thing

  3. : hesitant in committing oneself : circumspect

  1. : to develop or show a dislike or distaste

  2. : to start suddenly aside through fright or alarm

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

  1. : to make a sudden throw

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

  1. : the act of shying : toss, throw

  2. : a verbal fling or attack

  3. : cockshy

away play
  1. : on the way : along

  2. : from this or that place

  3. : in a secure place or manner

  1. : absent from a place : gone

  2. : distant in space or time

  3. : played on an opponent's grounds


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