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 shrink shrink

noun

  • a physician who specializes in psychiatry  ( head-shrinker, psychiatrist, shrink )
    a physician who specializes in psychiatry
  • verb

  • ( ) wither, as with a loss of moisture  ( shrink, shrivel, shrivel up, wither )
    wither, as with a loss of moisture
     The fruit dried and shriveled
    The fruit dried and shriveled
  • ( ) reduce in size; reduce physically  ( reduce, shrink )
    reduce in size; reduce physically
     Hot water will shrink the sweater
    Hot water will shrink the sweater
     Can you shrink this image?
    Can you shrink this image?
  • ( ) draw back, as with fear or pain  ( cringe, flinch, funk, quail, recoil, shrink, squinch, wince )
    draw back, as with fear or pain
     she flinched when they showed the slaughtering of the calf
    she flinched when they showed the slaughtering of the calf
  • ( ) become smaller or draw together  ( contract, shrink )
    become smaller or draw together
     The fabric shrank
    The fabric shrank
     The balloon shrank
    The balloon shrank
  • decrease in size, range, or extent  ( shrink, shrivel )
    decrease in size, range, or extent
     His earnings shrank
    His earnings shrank
     My courage shrivelled when I saw the task before me
    My courage shrivelled when I saw the task before me


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