He shies from overt attacks and is ready to correct mistakes in public.
And Romney, who shies away from talking about being a Mormon, does not want to be drawn into a religious debate.
Though Iris shies away from her classmates, she is drawn to her biology teacher, Jonah Kaplan.
On the campaign trail, he shies away from even mentioning his party affiliation, so red is the map around him.
He's the sort of man who gets results; practical, you know; knows mining to a T. Only he shies at our financial method.
Evelyn shies at that, and commences to hand Jarvis the frappéd smile.
If I take her from you and find that she shies at anything I shall get rid of her without delay.
The boy who shies stones at old Billy ought to be made an example of—that is what I say.
This should also be done when he attempts to run away, grows restive, or shies.
It is a small love,” he said, “that shies at a little pride.
late Old English sceoh "timid, easily startled," from Proto-Germanic *skeukh(w)az "afraid" (cf. Middle Low German schüwe, Dutch schuw, German scheu "shy;" Old High German sciuhen, German scheuchen "to scare away"). Uncertain cognates outside Germanic, unless in Old Church Slavonic shchuti "to hunt, incite." Italian schivare "to avoid," Old French eschiver "to shun" are Germanic loan-words. Meaning "lacking, short of" is from 1895, American English gambling slang. Related: Shyly; shyness.
"to throw (a missile) with a jerk or toss," 1787, colloquial, of unknown origin and uncertain connection to shy (adj.). Related: Shied; shying.
"to recoil," 1640s, from shy (adj.). Related: Shied; shying.