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synonyms for shies

  • avert
  • bypass
  • dodge
  • escape
  • evade
  • fend off
  • shun
  • sidestep
  • ward off
  • abstain
  • circumvent
  • deflect
  • desist
  • ditch
  • divert
  • duck
  • elude
  • eschew
  • flee
  • hide
  • jump
  • obviate
  • recoil
  • shake
  • shirk
  • shy
  • skip
  • skirt
  • weave
  • withdraw
  • circumlocute
  • fake out
  • give the slip
  • hold off
  • keep clear
  • lay low
  • run for cover
  • shake and bake
  • shake off
  • shrink from
  • shuffle off
  • skip out on
  • skip town
  • stay away
  • stay out
  • steer clear of
  • step aside
  • turn aside
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antonyms for shies

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  • face
  • meet
  • allow
  • help
  • permit
  • stay
  • take on
  • seek
  • want
  • stay
  • continue
  • remain
  • take on
  • help
  • accept
  • tell truth
  • clear up
  • order
  • stay
  • tell
  • show
  • reveal
  • open
  • let out
  • lay bare
  • expose
  • meet
  • face
  • encounter
  • remain
  • aid
  • explain
  • enlighten
  • release
  • organize
  • uncover
  • divulge
  • disclose
  • confront
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How to use shies in a sentence

It shies at the idea of being invaded by more or less frightful creatures.
THE HISTORY OF SIR RICHARD CALMADYLUCAS MALET
The boy who shies stones at old Billy ought to be made an example of—that is what I say.
AVERILROSA NOUCHETTE CAREY
He's the sort of man who gets results; practical, you know; knows mining to a T. Only he shies at our financial method.
NORTH OF FIFTY-THREEBERTRAND W. SINCLAIR
At the first ice-rift an inch wide, or at a gentle snow-slope of forty-five, he shies obstinately.
ITALIAN ALPSDOUGLAS WILLIAM FRESHFIELD
Ever as he approaches it shies back, rearing and pitching to the full length and stretch of the bridle-rein.
THE LONE RANCHECAPTAIN MAYNE REID
Everybody knows her; she's just 'Old Aunt Sally, three-shies-a-penny,' so it's no use their trying to disguise the fact.
THE MISSING PRINCEG. E. FARROW
When a boss shies at anything the best way's to lead him square up to it and let him smell it.
SI KLEGG, BOOK 5 (OF 6)JOHN MCELROY
Yes, said the other young man, your horse always shies and turns down a particular lane.
THE STORY OF MY LIFE, VOLUMES 4-6AUGUSTUS J. C. HARE
"It will be deuced hard if I can't get five or six shies at him," said Frank, again clutching his weapon almost spasmodically.
DOCTOR THORNEANTHONY TROLLOPE
He shies from the road with a leap, the man falls backwards into the wagon, and the reins drop.
THE RIGHT OF WAY, COMPLETEGILBERT PARKER
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