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Past tense for to draw back in fear, cringe, or back down
“He doesn't shy away from matchups against star players and is the team's nastiest lineman.”
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Past tense for to hesitate or be unwilling to accept an idea or undertaking
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Past tense for to dodge something, such as a question, task or duty
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Past tense for to shy away from, or have misgivings about
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Past tense for to show or feel repugnance for or resistance to something
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Past tense for to avoid proceeding through reluctance
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Past tense for to retreat or withdraw from a (hostile) place or situation
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