- Afraid of loud noise, such as that of gunfire.
- Extremely distrustful or wary.
adj. - 怕槍炮聲的, 風聲鶴唳的
If a Chinese company does make an actual bid for an American high-tech company, a former government official said, and that bid is blocked for political reasons, then Chinese companies may become even warier of investing in American companies and the government in Beijing may begin to suspect that Washington so distrusts China that it is trying to throw roadblocks in the path of its economic development.
“If they are blocked, I would suspect this would at a minimum contribute to their being gun-shy of the U.S. government,” said Mr. Lieberthal, a Chinese speaker who stays in close touch with a range of Chinese government officials and American corporate leaders.contribute to sth phrasal verb
to help to cause an event or situation:
Smoking certainly contributed to his early death.
adjective [after verb]
If someone is camera-shy, they dislike having their photograph taken.
(from Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary)