Definition Of shies


(especially of a horse) start suddenly aside in fright at an object, noise, or movement.

His horse shied to the right, making room on the path for the newcomer.

a sudden startled movement, especially of a frightened horse.

an act of flinging or throwing something at a target.

Non-striker Gordon Webster, running to the danger end, would have been well short of safety had the shy at the stumps been on target.

fling or throw (something) at a target.

he tore the glasses off and shied them at her

Example Of shies

  • At that moment, a flash of green and brown shot between them, and the black stallion shied , backing away, neighing.

  • But the white horse shied away from her, his wild eyes showing their whites, ears laid back in fear.

  • Calvin seemed a bit shyer now and he wasn't smiling quite so much.

  • Charcoal stopped shying her feet and stood still, enjoying Laurel's attention.

  • Dusty eased onto the bronco, who shied as soon as he felt weight on him.

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