shy away from


shy away from
phr verb
Shy away from is used with these nouns as the object: ↑controversy, ↑spotlight

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  • shy away from — (someone) to avoid someone. She shied away from reporters during her brief visit to this country …   New idioms dictionary

  • shy away from — index avoid (evade), shun Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • shy away from — PHRASAL VERB If you shy away from doing something, you avoid doing it, often because you are afraid or not confident enough. [V P P ing/n] We frequently shy away from making decisions... [V P P ing/n] Alan doesn t shy away from controversy …   English dictionary

  • shy away from — verb avoid having to deal with some unpleasant task (Freq. 4) I shy away from this task • Hypernyms: ↑avoid • Verb Frames: Somebody s something Somebody s VERB ing * * * FLINCH, demur, recoil, hang back, have scruples, have misgivings, have …   Useful english dictionary

  • shy away from — she shied away from success Syn: flinch at, demur at, recoil at, hang back from, have scruples about, have misgivings about, have qualms about, be chary of, be diffident toward, be bashful about, fight shy of, balk at …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • shy away from — verb to avoid, evade …   Wiktionary

  • shy away from — Syn: flinch, recoil, hang back, be loath, be reluctant, be unwilling, be disinclined, hesitate, baulk at …   Synonyms and antonyms dictionary

  • shy away from something — shy away from (something/doing something) to avoid something. I tend to shy away from big guitar solos on records. At first, some companies shied away from selling merchandise on the Internet, but not for long …   New idioms dictionary

  • shy away from doing something — shy away from (something/doing something) to avoid something. I tend to shy away from big guitar solos on records. At first, some companies shied away from selling merchandise on the Internet, but not for long …   New idioms dictionary

  • shy away from someone — shy away from (someone) to avoid someone. She shied away from reporters during her brief visit to this country …   New idioms dictionary


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