English - Vietnamese Dictionary
shy /ʃai/Concise Dictionary
- tính từ
- nhút nhát, bẽn lẽn, e thẹn
- to be shy of doing something: dè dặt không muốn làm việc gì
- khó tìm, khó thấy, khó nắm
- (từ lóng) thiếu; mất
- I'm shy 3d: tôi thiếu ba đồng; tôi mất ba đồng
- danh từ
- sự nhảy sang một bên, sự tránh, sự né
- (thông tục) sự ném, sự liệng
- to have a shy at thtục
- cố bắn trúng (mục tiêu); cố lấy cho được (cái gì)
- động từ
- nhảy sang một bên, né, tránh
+a quick throw
+start suddenly, as from fight
+easily startled or frightened
+wary and distrustful; disposed to avoid persons or things
Advanced English Dictionary
1 diffident, coy, bashful, retiring, withdrawn, withdrawing, reserved, timid, meek, modest, sheepish, unconfident, self-conscious, introverted, nervous, apprehensive, timorous, Rare verecund:
Casey is quite shy and you have to draw him out gently.
2 timorous, cautious, wary, chary, leery, guarded, afraid, fearful, frightened, anxious, worried, suspicious, distrustful, cowardly, craven, uncourageous:
The local people are shy of anyone or anything unfamiliar.
3 missing, lacking, deficient in, short of:
The shipment is shy a few dozen shoelaces we ordered.
4 fight shy of. avoid, be unwilling or reluctant or averse or loath or loth or disinclined or not disposed; be wary or cautious or watchful:
The children fight shy of talking to strangers.
adjective, verbCollocation Dictionary
+ adjective (shyer, shyest)
1 (of people) nervous or embarrassed about meeting and speaking to other people: a quiet, shy man + Don't be shy-come and say hello. + She was too shy to ask anyone for help. + As a teenager I was painfully shy. + She's very shy with adults.
2 showing that sb is nervous or embarrassed about meeting and speaking to other people: a shy smile / glance
3 (of animals) easily frightened and not willing to come near people: The panda is a shy creature.
4 [not before noun] ~ of / about (doing) sth afraid of doing sth or being involved in sth: The band has never been shy of publicity. + He disliked her and had never been shy of saying so.
5 [not before noun] ~ (of sth) (informal, especially AmE) lacking the amount that is needed: He died before Christmas, only a month shy of his 90th birthday. + We are still two players shy (of a full team). + Jaguar sold 21 000 cars in the US last year, well shy of the 82 000 sold by Mercedes.
6 (-shy) (in compounds) avoiding or not liking the thing mentioned: camera-shy (= not liking to be photographed) + He's always been work-shy.
shyly adverb: She smiled shyly.
shyness noun [U]: He tried to overcome his shyness.
Idioms see FIGHT v., ONCE adv.
+ verb (shies, shying, shied, shied ) [V] ~ (at sth) (especially of a horse) to turn away suddenly because of fear or surprise: My horse shied at the unfamiliar noise.
See also - COCONUT SHY
Phrasal Verbs: shy away (from sth) to avoid doing sth because you are nervous or frightened: Hugh never shied away from his responsibilities. + The newspapers have shied away from investigating the story.
be, feel, look, seem, sound
Please don't be shy?I won't eat you!
| become, get, go, grow
desperately, excessively, extremely, painfully, terribly, very
As a teenager I was painfully shy.
She went all shy and hid behind her mother.
| almost | a bit, fairly, a little, quite, rather, slightly, somewhat | naturally
He is a naturally shy, retiring man.
I was a bit shy of them at first.
You don't have to be shy with me, you know.
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