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shrink - Dictionary definition and meaning for word shrink

Definition
(noun) a physician who specializes in psychiatry
Definition
(verb) wither, as with a loss of moisture
Synonyms : shrivel , shrivel up , wither
Example Sentence
  • The fruit dried and shriveled

Definition
(verb) draw back, as with fear or pain
Synonyms : cringe , flinch , funk , quail , recoil , squinch , wince
Example Sentence
  • she flinched when they showed the slaughtering of the calf

Definition
(verb) reduce in size; reduce physically
Synonyms : reduce
Example Sentence
  • Hot water will shrink the sweater
  • Can you shrink this image?

Definition
(verb) become smaller or draw together
Synonyms : contract
Example Sentence
  • The fabric shrank
  • The balloon shrank

Definition
(verb) decrease in size, range, or extent
Synonyms : shrivel
Example Sentence
  • His earnings shrank
  • My courage shrivelled when I saw the task before me

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for shrink

shrink also means to reduce, our clothes get SHRINKED due to FEAR of WATER, so CLOTHES MOVE BACK COZ OF FEAR of water, so the meaning 
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