shy englannista suomeksi
heittää, paiskata, viskata
Easily frightened; timid.
1726, (w), ''Gulliver's Travels''
- The horses of the army, and those of the royal stables, having been daily led before me, were no longer shy, but would come up to my very feet without starting.
1712, (w), ''The History of John Bull''
- What makes you so shy, my good friend? There's nobody loves you better than I.
(RQ:Boyle Some Considerations Touching Experimental Essays in Genera)
- I am very shy of building any thing of moment upon foundations
1641, (w), ''The Characters of Robert Devereux and George Villiers''
- Princes are, by wisdom of state, somewhat shy of their successors.
To avoid due to timidness or caution.
To jump back in fear.
1868, (w), ''(w)'' (chapter VI)
- "I was thinking, sir," I answered, "that I should like to shy the Diamond into the quicksand, and settle the question in ''that'' way."
1857, (w), ''Tom Brown's School Days''
- Then two or three boys laughed and sneered , and a big brutal fellow , who was standing in the middle of the room , picked up a slipper , and shied it at the kneeling boy , calling him a snivelling young shaver
An act of throwing.
- Foker discharged a prodigious bouquet at her, and even Smirke made a feeble shy with a rose, and blushed dreadfully when it fell into the pit
1846, ''Punch'' Volume 10
- If Lord Brougham gets a stone in his hand, he must, it seems, have a shy at somebody.
2008, (w), ''Kieron Smith, Boy'', Penguin 2009, p. 55:
- The game had started. A man was chasing the ball, it went out for a shy.
A place for throwing.