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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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