Definition of "shying" [shying]

  • Present participle of shy. (verb)

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Use "shying" in a sentence
  • "The word on the street is that comedians are kind of shying away from making fun of Obama."
  • "It's slimming, but I think we saw so much of it at the SAG Awards and the Golden Globes that the women are kind of shying more towards the pinks and the reds, the burgundy, a little more color."
  • "If we had been born Hindoos, we should, at such times, exhibit our skittish tendencies, "shying" at the sun-eating monster with nervous apprehension, and should doubtless do our best, through horrid yells and tintinnabulations, towards getting up a tremendous counter-irritation upon the earth that should tell mightily on the nerves of this umbratilous tiger in the heavens."