Definition of shy (away) fromUS
- They never shied from publicity.
- She shies away from making any predictions.
: easily frightened : timid
: disposed to avoid a person or thing
: hesitant in committing oneself : circumspect
: to develop or show a dislike or distaste
: to start suddenly aside through fright or alarm
: a sudden start aside (as from fright)
: to make a sudden throw
: to throw (an object) with a jerk : fling
: the act of shying : toss, throw
: a verbal fling or attack
: on the way : along
: from this or that place
: in a secure place or manner
: absent from a place : gone
: distant in space or time
: played on an opponent's grounds
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