gun-shy


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gun-shy

(gŭn′shī′)
adj.
1. Afraid of loud noise, such as that of gunfire.
2. Extremely distrustful or wary.

gun-shy

adj
(Hunting) afraid of a gun or the sound it makes: a gun-shy dog is useless for shooting.

gun′-shy`



adj.
1. frightened by the sound of a gun firing.
2. hesitant, wary, or distrustful, esp. because of previous unpleasant experience.
[1880–85]
gun′-shy`ness, n.
Translations

gun-shy

[ˈgʌnʃaɪ] ADJ (lit) → que se asusta con los disparos (fig) → acobardado
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