Shies



adjective, shyer or shier, shyest or shiest.
1.
bashful; retiring.
2.
easily frightened away; timid.
3.
suspicious; distrustful:
I am a bit shy of that sort of person.
4.
reluctant; wary.
5.
deficient:
shy of funds.
6.
scant; short of a full amount or number:
still a few dollars shy of our goal; an inch shy of being six feet.
7.
(in poker) indebted to the pot.
8.
not bearing or breeding freely, as plants or animals.
verb (used without object), shied, shying.
9.
(especially of a horse) to start back or aside, as in fear.
10.
to draw back; recoil.
noun, plural shies.
11.
a sudden start aside, as in fear.
Idioms
12.
fight shy of, to keep away from; avoid:
She fought shy of making the final decision.
verb (used with or without object), shied, shying.
1.
to throw with a swift, sudden movement:
to shy a stone.
noun, plural shies.
2.
a quick, sudden throw.
3.
Informal.

a gibe or sneer.
a try.

adjective shyer, shyest, shier, shiest
1.
not at ease in the company of others
2.
easily frightened; timid
3.
(often foll by of) watchful or wary
4.
(poker) (of a player) without enough money to back his bet
5.
(of plants and animals) not breeding or producing offspring freely
6.
(foll by of) (informal, mainly US & Canadian) short (of)
7.
(in combination) showing reluctance or disinclination: workshy
verb (intransitive) shies, shying, shied
8.
to move suddenly, as from fear: the horse shied at the snake in the road
9.
usually foll by off or away. to draw back; recoil
noun (pl) shies
10.
a sudden movement, as from fear
verb shies, shying, shied
1.
to throw (something) with a sideways motion
noun (pl) shies
2.
a quick throw
3.
(informal) a gibe
4.
(informal) an attempt; experiment
5.
short for cockshy
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