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Definition of Shrink

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.

Shrink Quotations

I love those who can smile in trouble, who can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. 'Tis the business of little minds to shrink, but they whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves their conduct, will pursue their principles unto death.
Leonardo da Vinci

I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. 'Tis the business of little minds to shrink, but he whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves his conduct, will pursue his principles unto death.
Thomas Paine

I am here for a purpose and that purpose is to grow into a mountain, not to shrink to a grain of sand. Henceforth will I apply ALL my efforts to become the highest mountain of all and I will strain my potential until it cries for mercy.
Og Mandino

The most important things are the hardest things to say. They are the things you get ashamed of because words diminish your feelings - words shrink things that seem timeless when they are in your head to no more than living size when they are brought out.
Stephen King

Success is due to our stretching to the challenges of life. Failure comes when we shrink from them.
John C. Maxwell
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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
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