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    Is this a natural word combination "to withdraw eyes" if you are embarrassed or feel guilty?

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    Default Re: to withdraw eyes

    Quote Originally Posted by Marina Gaidar View Post
    Is this a natural word combination "to withdraw eyes" if you are embarrassed or feel guilty?
    No. You may look away from someone in embarrassment.

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    Default Re: to withdraw eyes

    You can avert or lower your eyes.

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    Default Re: to withdraw eyes



    You can reduce some of your vision. Is it correct?

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    Default Re: to withdraw eyes

    Quote Originally Posted by Odessa Dawn View Post


    You can reduce some of your vision. Is it correct?
    No, not at all.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Default Re: to withdraw eyes

    I suppose something could reduce your field of vision, but it doesn't sound natural for you to do it intentionally.

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    Default Re: to withdraw eyes

    PS There's also the rather formal (and often jocular in informal speech) 'Avert your gaze' - as in 'I'm going to have to get changed here; avert your gaze'.

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    Default Re: to withdraw eyes

    If I start to change without warning people, they tend to avert their gaze in horror rather than embarrassment.

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