shy


shy
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verb
ADVERB
violently
PREPOSITION
at

Her horse shied violently at a gorse bush.

Shy is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑horse
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adj.
VERBS
be, feel, look, seem, sound

Please don't be shy—I won't eat you!

become, get, grow
ADVERB
extremely, fairly, very, etc.
desperately, excessively, painfully, terribly

As a teenager I was painfully shy.

all

She went all shy and hid behind her mother.

almost
a little, slightly, etc.
naturally

He is a naturally shy, retiring man.

chronically (esp. BrE)
PREPOSITION
around

She was terribly shy around strangers.

of

I was a little shy of them at first.

with

You don't have to be shy with me, you know.

Shy is used with these nouns: ↑grin, ↑look, ↑smile, ↑teenager, ↑type

Collocations dictionary. 2013.

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