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shy
British English: /ʃʌɪ/
American English: /ʃaɪ/

Translation of shy in French:

adjective

  • 2 (afraid)to be shy of somebody/of doing
    avoir peur de quelqu'un/de faire
    to make somebody feel shy
    intimider quelqu'un
  • 3 (avoid)to fight shy of
    fuir devant
    to fight shy of doing
    éviter à tout prix de faire
  • 4 (American English) (short) See examples: I'm 10 cents shy of a dollar
    il me manque 10 cents pour faire un dollar
    he's two years shy of 40
    dans deux ans il aura 40 ans

transitive verb

  • (throw)to shy something at
    jeter quelque chose à

intransitive verb

Phrasal verbs

shy away

se tenir à l'écart
from de
to shy away from doing

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