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shy

  • Easily startled; timid.
  • Drawing back from contact or familiarity with others; retiring or reserved.
  • Marked by reserve or diffidence: a shy glance.
  • Distrustful; wary: shy of strangers.
  • Not having paid an amount due, as one's ante in poker.
  • Short; lacking: Eleven is one shy of a dozen.
  • To move suddenly, as if startled; start.
  • To draw back, as from fear or caution; recoil.
  • A sudden movement, as from fright; a start.
  • To throw (something) with a swift motion; fling.
  • To throw something with a swift motion.
  • A quick throw; a fling.
  • Informal A gibe; a sneer.
  • Informal An attempt; a try.