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Definition of Shrink


  1. To wrinkle, bend, or curl; to shrivel; hence, to contract into a less extent or compass; to gather together; to become compacted.
  2. To withdraw or retire, as from danger; to decline action from fear; to recoil, as in fear, horror, or distress.
  3. To express fear, horror, or pain by contracting the body, or part of it; to shudder; to quake.
  4. To cause to contract or shrink; as, to shrink finnel by imersing it in boiling water.
  5. To draw back; to withdraw.
  6. The act shrinking; shrinkage; contraction; also, recoil; withdrawal.
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Shrink Translations

shrink in Afrikaans is ineenkrimp
shrink in Dutch is ineenkrimpen, ineenkronkelen
shrink in German is einschrumpfen, schrumpfen, schrumpfe
shrink in Italian is restringere
shrink in Spanish is mermar
shrink in Swedish is krympa, skrumpna