Synonyms to shy at

blench, ache, agonize, ail, anguish, avoid, blanch, bleach, blink, boggle, cringe, decolor, decolorize, demur, dodge, draw back, duck, evade, fade, fall back, falter, feel pain, feel the pangs, fight shy of, flinch, funk, grimace, hang back, hang off, have a misery, have qualms, hesitate, hold off, hurt, jib, make bones about, pause, pound, pull back, quail, recoil, reel back, retreat, scruple, sheer off, shoot, shrink, shrink back, shy, sidestep, smart, squinch, start, start aside, start back, stick at, stickle, strain, suffer, swerve, thrill, throb, tingle, turn aside, twinge, twitch, waver, weasel, weasel out, white, wince, writhe, addle, amaze, around the bush, astonish, astound, awe, awestrike, back out, bad job, baffle, balk, bamboozle, bashfulness, be all thumbs, beat, beat about, bedaze, bedazzle, beef, beg the question, bevue, bewilder, bicker, bitch, blow, blunder, blunder away, blunder into, blunder on, blunder upon, bobble, boggling, bollix, bonehead play, boner, boo-boo, botch, bowl down, bowl over, boycott, buffalo, bumble, bungle, butcher, call in question, cavil, challenge, chicken