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(shy from) Present participle for to avoid due to timidness, caution or aversion
“I shy from romantic comedies as I find them rather trite and contrived.”
Present participle for to jump back in fear
“The horse would shy violently as the sirens wailed.”
(rare) Present participle for to throw sideways with a jerk
“The farmers began to shy stones at wolf.”
Having a disinclination
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