shy away from

Avoid, evade, as in He shied away from all questions concerning his private life. [Late 1700s]


Nearby words

  1. shvartze,
  2. shvernik,
  3. shwa,
  4. shwe-shwe,
  5. shy,
  6. shy-drager syndrome,
  7. shylock,
  8. shyly,
  9. shymkent,
  10. shypoo

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