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Thread: Shy?

    • Join Date: Sep 2008
    • Posts: 54


    Hello, there. I am reading an article about English soccer. I think that it is hard to understand the article about the soccer.

    " Cristiano Ronaldo scored a stunning goal in the sixth minute for United from just shy of the 40 yard mark."

    Is the red like "I am shy"?

    • Join Date: Apr 2009
    • Posts: 5

    Re: Shy?

    In the context of that sentence, shy means "short" or "deficient". Thereby, a conclusion may be drawn that the soccer player scored at one point not far from the 40 yard mark or he did it at a distance less than the said mark.


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