Definitions for shrinkʃrɪŋk
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
shrink*ʃrɪŋk(v.; n.)shrank; shrunk; shrunk; shrunk•en; shrink•ing
(v.i.)to contract or lessen in size:
cloth that shrinks if washed.
to become reduced in extent, compass, or value.
to draw back; recoil:
to shrink from danger.
(v.t.)to cause to shrink or contract; reduce.
(n.)an act or instance of shrinking.
Slang. a psychotherapist, psychiatrist, or psychoanalyst.
Category: Common Vocabulary, Status (usage)
* Syn: See decrease.
Origin of shrink:
bef. 900; ME schrinken, OE scrincan, c. MD schrinken, Sw skrynka to shrink
psychiatrist, head-shrinker, shrink(verb)
a physician who specializes in psychiatry
shrivel, shrivel up, shrink, wither(verb)
wither, as with a loss of moisture
"The fruit dried and shriveled"
flinch, squinch, funk, cringe, shrink, wince, recoil, quail(verb)
draw back, as with fear or pain
"she flinched when they showed the slaughtering of the calf"
reduce in size; reduce physically
"Hot water will shrink the sweater"; "Can you shrink this image?"
become smaller or draw together
"The fabric shrank"; "The balloon shrank"
decrease in size, range, or extent
"His earnings shrank"; "My courage shrivelled when I saw the task before me"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
to become or make smaller
My T-shirt shrank in the wash.; shrinking profits
to move away in fear or disgust
She shrank away as he got closer.
shrinkage; contraction; recoil
Yet almost wish, with sudden shrink, / That I had less to praise. uE0005131uE001 Leigh Hunt.
A psychiatrist or therapist; a head-shrinker.
To contract, to (cause to) become smaller.
To cower or flinch.
Molly shrank away from the blows of the whip.
to wrinkle, bend, or curl; to shrivel; hence, to contract into a less extent or compass; to gather together; to become compacted
to withdraw or retire, as from danger; to decline action from fear; to recoil, as in fear, horror, or distress
to express fear, horror, or pain by contracting the body, or part of it; to shudder; to quake
to cause to contract or shrink; as, to shrink finnel by imersing it in boiling water
to draw back; to withdraw
the act shrinking; shrinkage; contraction; also, recoil; withdrawal
Shrink is the fourth album by German indie rock/electronica group The Notwist. The album is notable for its movement away from the group's punk origins and including elements of electronica, ambient, and jazz.
Translations for shrink
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
to (cause material, clothes etc to) become smaller
My jersey shrank in the wash; Do they shrink the material before they make it up into clothes?
- свивам (се)Bulgarian
- encolherPortuguese (BR)
- srazit (se)Czech
- μαζεύω στο πλύσιμο (για ρούχο), βάζω ένα ρούχο στο νερό να μαζέψειGreek
- kokku tõmbumaEstonian
- كوچك شدنFarsi
- (faire) rétrécirFrench
- stisnuti se, stegnuti seCroatian
- (láta) hlaupaIcelandic
- sarauties; sarukt; dekatēt (audumu)Latvian
- (doen) krimpenDutch
- kurczyć sięPolish
- كوچك شدنPersian
- غونجېدل (منقبض كېدل)، سره ننوتل: ځان كښل، ګوښه كېدل (لكه له ډارڅخه): لنډېدل (لكه كالي چه لانده شي): ټيټېدل، كمېدل (لكه په ارزښت كېPashto
- a (se) strâmtaRomanian
- давать усадкуRussian
- zraziť (sa)Slovak
- skrčiti (se)Slovenian
- çekmek, daralmakTurkish
- 縮小Chinese (Trad.)
- давати усадку; зсідатисяUkrainian
- co lạiVietnamese
- 缩小Chinese (Simp.)
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