Synonyms to shy away

beat around the bush, about the bush, around the bush, beat about, beat around, beg the question, bicker, boggle, cavil, choplogic, circumlocute, dodge, duck, equivocate, evade, evade the issue, fence, go round about, hedge, hem and haw, mystify, nitpick, obscure, palter, parry, periphrase, pick nits, prevaricate, pull away, pull back, pussyfoot, put off, quibble, recoil, sheer off, shift, shift off, shrink, shuffle, shy, shy off, sidestep, split hairs, step aside, swerve, tergiversate, ward off, answer, answer conclusively, argue down, back and fill, beat off, block, boggl