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noun (shies)
  1. act of throwing
  2. place for throwing
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verb (shies, shying, shied)
  1. (intransitive) To avoid due to timidness or caution.
I shy away from investment opportunities I don't understand.
  1. (intransitive) To jump back in fear.
The horse shied away from the rider, which startled him so much he shied away from the horse.
  1. (transitive) to throw a ball or other missile at a target
adjective (shier or shyer, shiest or shyest)
  1. Easily frightened; timid; as, a shy bird.
  2. Reserved; coy; disinclined to familiar approach.
  3. Cautious; wary; suspicious.
  4. Short, insufficient or less than.
It is just of a mile from here to their house.
Etymology: Old English sceoh


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