shy at

See: refuse
References in classic literature ?
you get tired o' leatherin' a chap when you can niver make him see what you want him to shy at.
I was about to try a shy at the weather, for a saving change, when the girl slipped in ahead of me and said:
I was extremely shy at school - and I still am actually.
For example, we found that parents who believed their children were shy at age two actually became more overcontrolling in their parenting styles," Nelson notes.
Only about one-quarter of high-reactive infants were emotionally subdued and shy at 4 1/2 years old.
And the only thing she ever did wrong was to shy at that exact same spot.