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Definition of shy verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

shy

 verb
verb
NAmE//ʃaɪ//
 
[intransitive] shy (at something)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they shy
 
he / she / it shies
 
past simple shied
 
-ing form shying
 
 
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(especially of a horse) to turn away with a sudden movement because it is afraid or surprised My horse shied at the unfamiliar noise. Phrasal Verbsshy away (from something)
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