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Definition of "shied" [shied]

  • Past tense and past participle of shy1. (verb)
  • Past tense and past participle of shy2. (verb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "shied" in a sentence
  • "In the early 1980s, one of his clients, Johnny Cash, invited the outgoing Mr. Neal, who never shied from a camera, to appear as a lawyer in the television movie "Murder in Coweta County.""
  • "Even as he has shied from the spotlight, Gill has become one of the most generous and widest-reaching political benefactors in the country, and emblematic of a new breed of business-minded donor that is rapidly changing American politics."
  • "Jesse Helms, 86 He served five terms in the Senate, and he never shied from a Southern-fried filibuster to get what he wanted."