What does shrink mean?

Definitions for shrink
ʃrɪŋkshrink

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word shrink.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. psychiatrist, head-shrinker, shrink(verb)

    a physician who specializes in psychiatry

  2. shrivel, shrivel up, shrink, wither(verb)

    wither, as with a loss of moisture

    "The fruit dried and shriveled"

  3. 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"

  4. shrink, reduce(verb)

    reduce in size; reduce physically

    "Hot water will shrink the sweater"; "Can you shrink this image?"

  5. shrink, contract(verb)

    become smaller or draw together

    "The fabric shrank"; "The balloon shrank"

  6. shrink, shrivel(verb)

    decrease in size, range, or extent

    "His earnings shrank"; "My courage shrivelled when I saw the task before me"

Wiktionary

  1. shrink(Noun)

    shrinkage; contraction; recoil

    Yet almost wish, with sudden shrink, / That I had less to praise. uE0005131uE001 Leigh Hunt.

  2. shrink(Noun)

    A psychiatrist or therapist; a head-shrinker.

  3. shrink(Verb)

    To contract, to (cause to) become smaller.

  4. shrink(Verb)

    To cower or flinch.

    Molly shrank away from the blows of the whip.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Shrink(verb)

    to wrinkle, bend, or curl; to shrivel; hence, to contract into a less extent or compass; to gather together; to become compacted

    Etymology: [OE. shrinken, schrinken, AS. scrincan; akin to OD. schrincken, and probably to Sw. skrynka a wrinkle, skrynkla to wrinkle, to rumple, and E. shrimp, n. & v., scrimp. CF. Shrimp.]

  2. Shrink(verb)

    to withdraw or retire, as from danger; to decline action from fear; to recoil, as in fear, horror, or distress

    Etymology: [OE. shrinken, schrinken, AS. scrincan; akin to OD. schrincken, and probably to Sw. skrynka a wrinkle, skrynkla to wrinkle, to rumple, and E. shrimp, n. & v., scrimp. CF. Shrimp.]

  3. Shrink(verb)

    to express fear, horror, or pain by contracting the body, or part of it; to shudder; to quake

    Etymology: [OE. shrinken, schrinken, AS. scrincan; akin to OD. schrincken, and probably to Sw. skrynka a wrinkle, skrynkla to wrinkle, to rumple, and E. shrimp, n. & v., scrimp. CF. Shrimp.]

  4. Shrink(verb)

    to cause to contract or shrink; as, to shrink finnel by imersing it in boiling water

    Etymology: [OE. shrinken, schrinken, AS. scrincan; akin to OD. schrincken, and probably to Sw. skrynka a wrinkle, skrynkla to wrinkle, to rumple, and E. shrimp, n. & v., scrimp. CF. Shrimp.]

  5. Shrink(verb)

    to draw back; to withdraw

    Etymology: [OE. shrinken, schrinken, AS. scrincan; akin to OD. schrincken, and probably to Sw. skrynka a wrinkle, skrynkla to wrinkle, to rumple, and E. shrimp, n. & v., scrimp. CF. Shrimp.]

  6. Shrink(noun)

    the act shrinking; shrinkage; contraction; also, recoil; withdrawal

    Etymology: [OE. shrinken, schrinken, AS. scrincan; akin to OD. schrincken, and probably to Sw. skrynka a wrinkle, skrynkla to wrinkle, to rumple, and E. shrimp, n. & v., scrimp. CF. Shrimp.]

Freebase

  1. Shrink

    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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Shrink

    shringk, v.i. to contract: to wither: to occupy less space: to become wrinkled by contraction: to recoil, as from fear, disgust, &c.—v.t. to cause to shrink or contract: to withdraw:—pa.t. shrank, shrunk; pa.p. shrunk.—n. act of shrinking: contraction: withdrawal or recoil.—adj. Shrink′able.—ns. Shrink′age, a contraction into a less compass: the extent of the reduction of anything in bulk by shrinking, evaporation, &c.; Shrink′er.—adv. Shrink′ingly, in a shrinking manner: by shrinking. [A.S. scrincan; akin to Ger. schränken, to place obliquely.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of shrink in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of shrink in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of shrink in a Sentence

  1. Lisa Wise:

    Anything is possible, but I can tell just from our list, and I dont know what anyone elses looks like, but I can tell that universe is going to continue to shrink.

  2. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    Whenever an injustice is done, any non-action and neutrality is not appropriate - it's an indirect bullying, I.e. joining the hands of your aggressors, and being an accomplice. Such passive bullies are far worst than those active ones who take an enjoyment in kicking you when you're down. Whether neutral or active, bullies are mean deceitful heartless cowards, who always work in groups to pick on nice and innocent people like you. If you confront these bullies individually, they will shiver and shrink. Be brave, and don't ever give in to bullying.

  3. Samuel Taylor Coleridge:

    Water, water, everywhere,And all the boards did shrink.Water, water everywhere,Nor any drop to drink.

  4. Carsten Fritsch:

    The oversupply is still considerable, but I think it will be less next year as non-OPEC supply is likely to shrink.

  5. Frank Azor:

    Because of the smaller display borders, we were able to shrink the product overall.

Images & Illustrations of shrink

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Translations for shrink

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  • krimpAfrikaans
  • تقلص, أحجمArabic
  • kiçilməkAzerbaijani
  • Seelenklempner, schrumpfen, abnehmen, drückenGerman
  • μαζεύομαι, ζαρώνω, αποτραβιέμαι, συρρικνώνω, τρελογιατρός, μπάζω, λουφάρωGreek
  • etigiEsperanto
  • encoger, correr, mermar, contraerse, rehuir, achicarse, loquero, contraer, zafar, encogerseSpanish
  • kallonkutistaja, kutistaa, kutistua, luistaaFinnish
  • diminuer, se resserrer, rétrécir, se réduire, rapetisser, psy, faire rétrécirFrench
  • fejzsugorító, lélekdoki, összehúzódik, összezsugorodik, összemegyHungarian
  • ritirarsi, strizzacervelli, restringersiItalian
  • 縮小する, 短縮する, 縮む, 精神科医, 尻込みする, 縮まる, 縮めるJapanese
  • 움츠리다, 움츠러지다Korean
  • subtraxerim utiliumLatin
  • etiMāori
  • zielknijper, zielenknijper, krimpenDutch
  • krympeNorwegian
  • kurczyć sięPolish
  • contrair, encolherPortuguese
  • micșoraRomanian
  • уменьшать, сжимать, сжать, уменьшаться, сжиматься, уменьшиться, сжаться, сокращаться, уменьшить, сократитьсяRussian
  • krympa, hjärnskrynklareSwedish
  • หดThai
  • kiçelmekTurkmen
  • küçülmekTurkish
  • keçeräyüTatar

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