shy away

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shy away(
An intransitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and does not require a direct object (e.g. Everybody please stand up.).
intransitive verb phrase
1. (to avoid; often used with "from")
a. evitar
The administration has shied away from taking a stance on the issue.La administración ha evitado declarar una postura respecto al tema.
b. huir a
I shy away from spicy foods. They tend to not agree with me.Huyo a las comidas picantes. Suelen sentarme mal.
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shy away
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
1. (general)
to s away from doing somethingno atreverse a hacer algo
to s away from somethingeludir algo
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shy away
1 [+horse] asustarse; espantarse
The horse bared its teeth now at Tudur's approach, and Tudur's mount shied away
[+person] asustarse
when I put a hand on his shirt he shied away
to shy away from sth huir or rehuir de algo; to shy away from doing sth tener miedo a hacer algo
we mustn't shy away from our responsibilities he doesn't shy away from controversy we mustn't shy away from taking control of the situation we mustn't shy away from taking a decision on this
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