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shy

1. Poker (of a player) without enough money to back his bet
2. (of plants and animals) not breeding or producing offspring freely
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Nor was there any reason to dread the least danger from furious driving, inasmuch as over that broken ground the horses had enough to do to walk; as to shying, there was no room for that; and a herd of wild elephants could not have run away in such a wood, with such a coach at their heels.
If there was any shying away to be done, I'd be doing it,'' the trainer said.
The stewards held an inquiry and found that the incident was caused by the horse shying and taking a phantom jump.