shy englannista suomeksi
heittää, paiskata, viskata
Easily frightened; timid.
(RQ:Swift Gulliver's Travels)
(RQ:Arbuthnot John Bull)
2015 October 30, ''(w)'', Season 18, Episode 6:
- ''(w):'' But the people coming up to you now, like the Americans, well, you know, the Americans, they're not shy, the Americans.''(w):'' No. Well, no but I don't go anywhere where really they ''can'' get at me. It's usually in museums and art galleries and things, so that limits things. I keep away from there, and (w) I don't go near.
1641, (w), ''The Characters of Robert Devereux and George Villiers''
- Princes are, by wisdom of state, somewhat shy of their successors.
(RQ:Boyle Some Considerations Touching Experimental Essays in Genera)
- I am very shy of building any thing of moment upon foundations
(RQ:Hughes Tom Brown)
(Scottish) or To throw a ball with two hands above the head, especially when it has crossed the side lines in a football (soccer) match. To hit the ball back into play from the sidelines in a shinty match.
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.
(Scottish) In soccer, a throw-in from the sidelines, using two hands above the head. In shinty, the act of tossing the ball above the head and hitting it with the shaft of the caman to bring it back into play after it has been hit out of the field.