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Definition of shy verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



[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)
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: shy