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Verb: shrink (shrank,shrunk)  shringk
  1. Decrease in size, range, or extent
    "His earnings shrank";
    - shrivel
     
  2. Wither, as with a loss of moisture
    "The fruit dried and shrank";
    - shrivel, shrivel up, wither
     
  3. Draw back, as with fear or pain
    "she shrank when they showed the slaughtering of the calf";
    - flinch, squinch, funk, cringe, wince, recoil, quail, blench
     
  4. Reduce in size; reduce physically
    "Hot water will shrink the sweater"; "Can you shrink this image?";
    - reduce
     
  5. Become smaller or draw together
    "The fabric shrank"; "The balloon shrank";
    - contract
Noun: shrink  shringk
  1. A physician who specializes in psychiatry
    - psychiatrist, head-shrinker

Derived forms: shrunk, shrank, shrinking, shrinks

Type of: decrease, diminish, fall, lessen, medical specialist, minify, move, specialist

Antonym: stretch

Encyclopedia: Shrink