shy away from


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Related to shy away from: the likes of, look out for, look to, follow-through, in view of, showed up, dropped off
See: avoid, evade, shun
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These "climate-checkers" will weigh in on whether a company should take a risk or shy away from it.
But both Rosen and the Manifesta women shy away from suggesting that it's time for a shift in emphasis.
Never one to shy away from controversy, NaS' dominance in rap traces back to his first verses, which made an instant impact on the East Coast hip hop scene.
KEVIN PIETERSEN hit back at critics who questioned his claims of tiredness by declaring: "I will never shy away from anything.
So while it's not surprising that screenwriter David Vernon and director George Bamber shy away from a particularly faithful adaptation, it's a pleasant surprise that this romantic comedy works as well as it does.
This is a unique transaction for us in that we generally shy away from offshore destination-oriented investments.
Osud does not shy away from depicting the inhumanity and brutality of Nazi genocide, yet it is also a novel about the ability to find and celebrate love amid atrocity beyond description.
She doesn't shy away from complexities, even moral ones, and her thoughtful characters, adults and teenagers, work through the difficulties in their lives as well as they are able; the solutions to their problems are not easily resolved.
Although some people shy away from the care they think a yard full of blooms, evergreens, and wild grasses requires, Primeau reports that she and her husband have more leisure time since they turned away from time-consuming mowing, seeding, and fertilizing.
By the time students reach high school, however, girls tend to shy away from math and science in part because fewer efforts are made to motivate them in these areas, according to experts.
The bottom line for optimum health--if very fresh produce isn't available, don't shy away from frozen or canned.
The process may be conceptually motivated, as Galli stresses, but the result is strongly decorative--a word we needn't shy away from, since the category of decoration is, after all, basic to any concept of painting.