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shy 中文解釋 wordnet sense Collocation Usage
Adjective
/SHī/,
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shyer, comparative; shyest, superlative;
  1. Being reserved or having or showing nervousness or timidity in the company of other people
    • - I was pretty shy at school
    • - a shy smile
  2. Slow or reluctant to do (something)
    • - she has never been shy about discussing her efforts to raise aesthetic standards
  3. Having a dislike of or aversion to a specified thing
    • - they were a little camera-shy
  4. (of a wild mammal or bird) Reluctant to remain in sight of humans

  5. Less than; short of
    • - he won the championship with a score three points shy of a world record
  6. Before
    • - he left school just shy of his fourteenth birthday
  7. (of a plant) Not bearing flowers or fruit well or prolifically

Verb
  1. Fling or throw (something) at a target
    • - he tore the glasses off and shied them at her
Noun
  1. An act of flinging or throwing something at a target


  1. a quick throw; "he gave the ball a shy to the first baseman"
  2. diffident: lacking self-confidence; "stood in the doorway diffident and abashed"; "problems that call for bold not timid responses"; "a very unsure young man"
  3. start suddenly, as from fright
  4. shy(p): short; "eleven is one shy of a dozen"
  5. throw quickly
  6. wary and distrustful; disposed to avoid persons or things; "shy of strangers"
  7. (shyness) a feeling of fear of embarrassment
  8. Shy are a British metal band formed in 1980, under the name Trojan, hailing from Birmingham, England.
  9. SHY is an Italian owned fashion label specialising in women's shoes and handbags. It was founded in Riviera del Brenta, Venice in 2001. SHY are considered high fashion and have very few stores, all of which are within Europe. ...
  10. Shy is a single by The Glue released in 2002. It features the song "Shy", which is an own composition written in English language.
  11. In humans, shyness (also called diffidence) is a social psychology term used to describe the feeling of apprehension, lack of comfort, or awkwardness experienced when a person is in proximity to, approaching, or being approached by other people, especially in new situations or with unfamiliar ...
  12. act of throwing; place for throwing; To avoid due to timidness or caution; To jump back in fear; to throw a ball or other missile at a target; Easily frightened; timid; Reserved; coy; disinclined to familiar approach; Cautious; wary; suspicious; Short, insufficient or less than; Embarrassed
  13. (Shying) When a horse jumps in fright, usually at a sudden movement or an unfamiliar object.^
  14. (Shying) The sudden hyper-reactive sideways leaping of the horse either from an aversive object it encounters or as an expression of conflict behaviour that has arisen due to unresolved problems in negative reinforcement (e.g., when the contact is too strong). ...
  15. (shying) responding to a sound, movement, or object by suddenly jumping to the side or running off. A horse that shies a lot is said to be "spooky."
  16. (SHYNESS) Embarrassment, Modesty, Reserve, Self-consciousness, Self-doubt, Timidity.
  17. (3. shyness) lack of confidence or assertiveness, with a tendency to embarrass easily
  18. (Shyness) egotism out of its depth.
  19. (shyness) A tendency to feel tense, worried, or anxious during social interactions, or even when anticipating a social interaction (Addison & Schmidt, 1999). ...
  20. Not wanting or able to call attention to oneself because of not feeling comfortable around people. Lacking self-confidence.
  21. A sum borrowed from the pot to cover bets in a single hand when a player has run out of chips or cash.  Usually manifested as a pile of chips stacked neatly in front of his hand but away from the pot.  Shy (n) or Go Shy.
  22. To throw at stumps from mid-range; only ever used in the context of cricket and coconuts.
  23. The wind is said to shy when it comes from ahead or breaks a vessel off.
  24. quiet, because you are not very confident: "He's so shy and hates saying anything to people he doesn't know."
  25. used to describe a person who is very 'hai siu' and keeps to his or her self / his or her stead a lot. 4/3ians specialise in this tactic, which is used to impress people when being introduced.