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  1. shy

    • IPA[ʃʌɪ]

    英式

    • adj.
      nervous or timid in the company of other people;slow or reluctant to do (something)
    • v.
      (especially of a horse) start suddenly aside in fright at an object, noise, or movement;avoid doing or becoming involved in (something) due to nervousness or a lack of confidence
    • n.
      a sudden startled movement, especially of a frightened horse.
    • 釋義

    形容詞

    • 1. nervous or timid in the company of other people I was pretty shy at school a shy smile
    • slow or reluctant to do (something) the wealthy have become less shy of displaying their privilege
    • having a dislike of or aversion to a specified thing he was very car shy when he came here
    • (of a wild mammal or bird) reluctant to remain in sight of humans otters are very shy animals
    • 2. informal less than; short of the shares are 29p shy of their flotation price
    • before he left school just shy of his fourteenth birthday
    • 3. (of a plant) not bearing flowers or fruit well or prolifically.

    動詞

    • 1. (especially of a horse) start suddenly aside in fright at an object, noise, or movement their horses shied at the unfamiliar sight
    • avoid doing or becoming involved in (something) due to nervousness or a lack of confidence don't shy away from saying what you think

    名詞

    • 1. a sudden startled movement, especially of a frightened horse.