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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Drew back; Recoiled.

Usage examples (38)
  • Adjective : I am a bit shy of that sort of person. ,shy of funds. ,still a few dollars shy of our goal; an inch shy of being six feet
  • Verb (used with object), verb (used without object) : to shy a stone
  • Barnaby then shied from the fight, and Smith got four minutes for roughing. ...
  • Jesse Helms, 86 He served five terms in the Senate, and he never shied from a Southern-fried filibuster to get what he wanted. for more
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