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shy



Pronunciation: (shī), Strict Standards: Non-static method FenSites::linkTo() should not be called statically in /site/html/dictionary/shy.html on line 81 [key]
adj., shy•er or shi•er, shy•est or shi•est,
v., shied, shy•ing,
n., pl. shies.


adj.
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.
9. fight shy of, to keep away from; avoid: She fought shy of making the final decision.

v.i.
1. (esp. of a horse) to start back or aside, as in fear.
2. to draw back; recoil.

n.
a sudden start aside, as in fear.

shy



Pronunciation: (shī), Strict Standards: Non-static method FenSites::linkTo() should not be called statically in /site/html/dictionary/shy.html on line 167 [key]
v., shied, shy•ing,
n., pl. shies.


v.t., v.i.
to throw with a swift, sudden movement: to shy a stone.

n.
1. a quick, sudden throw.
2. Informal.
a. a gibe or sneer.
b. a try.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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