1.1(person) tímido(person) vergonzoso(smile) tímido(animal) huraño(animal) asustadizoI felt very shy in front of all those people — me sentía cohibido delante de toda esa gente
- don't be shy — que no te dé vergüenza
- he's very shy with women — es muy tímido con las mujeres
- he's shy about undressing — le da vergüenza desnudarse
- don't be shy about asking me for money — no debe darte vergüenza pedirme dinero
- And he grinned that shy little grin that I was learning to love.
- The shy birds were reluctant to cache when observed and often made fake deposits.
- Who would have known behind that shy smile was a major flirt.
- The Department of Conservation has been on the hunt for our national icon in the Western Bay since November - but so far the shy birds have remained out of reach.
- He rubbed the back of his head in embarrassment, giving a shy smile.
- Cyrio looked up at that, furrowed his brow, then smiled that shy smile of his that made his eyes twinkle.
- We need to find ways of ensuring that shy people can live in this coming transparent society without becoming second-class citizens.
- He seemed very shy and nervous, and getting words out of his mouth was like pulling teeth.
- Today, this area of Broadland still attracts these shy birds.
- His smile is shy, almost gentle, and his eyes dart nervously around him.
- Thanks to that shy reader who furnished me with the above information.
- Lucy is a shy cat and I haven't succeeded yet in taking a picture of her.
- Do not shy away if the bird hisses at you and fluffs up its feathers, it is only bluffing.
- My dad (who I think is very shy himself deep down) gave me a talk once about how social interaction was a big game that you just needed to learn how to play.
- Tapirs are shy, reclusive rainforest animals that live in nearly any wooded or grassy habitat with a permanent supply of water.
- But there, a team of dedicated sheepdogs is helping individuals ranging from bullied children to shy businessmen become more assertive.
- I never dreamed I would get so close to one of these shy animals.
- I was so shy it was unbelievable and it never occurred to me that I could get into this business.
- This rather shy animal is not easily sighted in the open and you are more likely to see or hear them in thick woodlands and forested parks.
- They are not shy birds and may allow close views as they busily feed.
- But the quest for shy animals in the wild more often than not ends up being about all the other things you discover along the way.
- I had long ago learned that when someone is moving about, in secluded wooded areas like this, the birds are more shy.
- One hundred years ago the shy birds were probably widespread across the North of England, but numbers declined as they suffered due to changes in agricultural practice.
- Normally shy, nocturnal animals, the great crested newts have reluctantly stepped into the limelight to highlight their cause.
- At first the animals were quite shy, but they have settled in well.
- The shy monkey species was already known to local tribespeople called the Wanyakyusa.
- Noise must be kept to a minimum, as tigers are shy.
- She was absolutely charming, rather maternal and incredibly shy herself.
- I've gone from being shy and timid, to being quietly confident and assured.
- The good news is that shy people eventually achieve everything that everyone else does - they date, marry, have children.
- A third explanation for our finding is that shy children may be more sensitive to the symptoms of illness or more likely to reflect on their internal states.
- There were more days on which shy children complained of unwellness and parents observed symptoms of unwellness than for nonshy children.
- They are a shy bird by nature and are wary of people.
- Cole believes it's the stress that shy people constantly experience which leaves them more vulnerable to disease.
- It was a nice day and with no guests about, the oddly shy pony boy should have been out soaking up the sun.
- Build a brush pile near your feeder to make sparrows, towhees, and other shy birds feel more at home, but be sure it won't harbor roaming cats.
- Interviewees reported that shy students were more vulnerable to teasing.
- I've found that shy guys tend to go for the real outgoing girls because they're easiest to spot.
- Jayalalitha, a once shy, timid, tiny introvert, was so outstanding in her studies that her portrait hangs in her school as a star alumnus with academic excellence as her only passion.
- The Opeh was an extremely shy bird, and very rarely came within sight of a human.
1.2(wary, cautious)to be shy of -ing
- don't be shy of telling her what you think — no tengas miedo de decirle lo que piensas
- I'd be shy of getting involved in that — yo me cuidaría de meterme en eso
- I wanted to take things slow, and was shy about being intimate.
- She has never been shy of expressing her feminist opinions.
2US informal(lacking)to be shy of sth
- we were shy of funds — andábamos cortos de fondos
- he was four years shy of being eligible to retire — le faltaban cuatro años para poder jubilarse
- she came up shy (of victory) by only a few votes — no ganó por unos pocos votos
intransitive verbshies, shied, shying
1respingarasustarseher horse shied when the gun went off/at the noise — el caballo respingó al dispararse la pistola/al oír el ruido
- They all shied aside as the headlamps swept over them and the truck skidded to a halt.
- His horse saw them, though, and tugged anxiously at the reins, shying away.
- Dusty eased onto the bronco, who shied as soon as he felt weight on him.
- Patton shows a marked insight into training horse and rider as he cautions against harsh movements with the bridle hand that would cause a horse to shy.
- The stallion snorted in the way that only horses could and began to shy at something on the side of the trail.
- Kathryn jumped and the gelding spooked as well, shying a few paces to the left and dragging Kathryn with him.
- They flinched and shied away from the sudden, loud noise, and I took that moment to bolt.
- Charcoal stopped shying her feet and stood still, enjoying Laurel's attention.
- At that moment, a flash of green and brown shot between them, and the black stallion shied, backing away, neighing.
- Justine watched her father's steady hand movements towards the filly's head as she shied away.
- The incident happened when the horse was being led along the towpath on Sunday by her owner when she shied at a cycle barrier and bolted backwards.
- He said she had fallen because ‘the camel shied at the passing traffic and jumped.’
- His horse shied a little as a score of men heavily armed marched loudly past, metal armour clanking.
- He shied a bit from me, but Cae slipped a carrot into my hand.
- Hoss jumped, and the horse shied, the twin jolts coming together in the agony of his jawbone.
- His horse shied to the right, making room on the path for the newcomer.
- But the white horse shied away from her, his wild eyes showing their whites, ears laid back in fear.
- His horse's nuzzled the hip of Irish's horse, causing Eye's horse to shy.
- She sat immobile for a moment before coming back to the present with a quick shake of her head, immediately cringing and shying away from him.
- Morgan almost stooped in mid-stride causing the horse to shy away.
transitive verbshies, shied, shying
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