shy

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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
References in classic literature ?
You should never whip a horse for shying; he shies because he is frightened, and you only frighten him more and make the habit worse.' So I suppose all men don't do so.
"But our research shows many Welsh are shying away from easy cash savings by ignoring simple, energy saving tasks which need to be done around the home.
The stewards held an inquiry and found that the incident was caused by the horse shying and taking a phantom jump.