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English definition of “shy”

shy

verb [I] (HORSES)    /ʃaɪ/
(of a horse) to suddenly move sideways or backwards, especially because of fear: The horse shied at the fence. There's a lot of traffic on the road - I'm sure my horse is going to shy.Animal (non-human) behaviour
(Definition of shy verb (HORSES) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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