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shy

US [ʃaɪ]
UK [ʃaɪ]
  • n.〈口〉尝试;机会;企图;目标
  • adj.不足;羞怯的;腼腆的;怕生的
  • v.被吓退;被惊走
  • Web害羞的;怕羞的;羞涩的
Comparative Degree:shyer shyest  Comparative Degree:shier  Superlative:shier shiest  Superlative:shiest  Plural Form:shies  
shy
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adj.
1.
羞怯的;腼腆的;怕生的nervous or embarrassed about meeting and speaking to other people
a quiet, shy man
不大说话、腼腆的人
Don't be shy─come and say hello.
别害羞,过来问个好。
She was too shy to ask anyone for help.
她太腼腆,不愿向任何人求助。
As a teenager I was painfully shy .
我十几岁的时候腼腆得很。
She's very shy with adults.
她在大人面前很拘束。
2.
显得腼腆的;看着羞怯的showing that sb is nervous or embarrassed about meeting and speaking to other people
a shy smile
腼腆的微笑
3.
怕人的;易受惊的;胆小的easily frightened and not willing to come near people
The panda is a shy creature.
熊猫是一种胆小的动物。
4.
[nbn]
~ of/about (doing) sth
害怕(做);对(做)…心怀顾忌afraid of doing sth or being involved in sth
The band has never been shy of publicity.
这支乐队一向不惮招摇。
He disliked her and had never been shy of saying so.
他不喜欢她,而且从来不忌讳说出来。
5.
[nbn]
(informal)
~ (of sth)
欠缺;不足;未达到;不够lacking the amount that is needed
He died before Christmas, only a month shy of his 90th birthday.
他在圣诞节前去世了,仅差一个月就满 90 岁。
We are still two players shy (of a full team).
我们还缺两名队员(凑成一支队)。
6.
躲避(或不喜欢)…的avoiding or not liking the thing mentioned
camera-shy(= not liking to be photographed)
不爱照相
He's always been work-shy.
他总是躲避工作。
v.
— see also
coconut shy
1.
[i]
~ (at sth)
被吓退;被惊走to turn away with a sudden movement because it is afraid or surprised
My horse shied at the unfamiliar noise.
这陌生的声音把我的马惊跑了。

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