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shrink

shrink

 
 
pronunciation:
shrIngk
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part of speech: verb
inflections: shrinks, shrinking, shrunk, shrunken
definition 1: to become smaller.
Wool clothing shrinks in hot water.
synonyms:
contract
antonyms:
balloon, enlarge, expand, grow, increase, swell
similar words:
constrict, decrease, diminish, dwindle, lessen, pucker, shorten, shrivel
definition 2: to avoid or draw back from something.
She shrank in fear from the growling wolf.
synonyms:
shy away
antonyms:
welcome
similar words:
balk, draw back, flinch, wince, withdraw
derivations: shrinkable (adj.), shrinkingly (adv.), shrinker (n.)
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