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Synonyms for shrink
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Princeton's WordNet

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

    a physician who specializes in psychiatry

    Synonyms:
    head-shrinker, headhunter, psychiatrist

    Antonyms:
    stretch

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

    wither, as with a loss of moisture

    "The fruit dried and shriveled"

    Synonyms:
    wince, shrivel, fade, flinch, recoil, shrivel up, squinch, quail, contract, wither, reduce, funk, cringe

    Antonyms:
    stretch

  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"

    Synonyms:
    rebound, cower, bound, shrivel up, reverberate, quail, flinch, funk, shrivel, grovel, spring, ricochet, kick back, cringe, take a hop, wither, backfire, bounce, backlash, resile, reduce, wince, kick, recoil, squinch, creep, crawl, squint, contract, fawn

    Antonyms:
    stretch

  4. shrink, reduce(verb)

    reduce in size; reduce physically

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

    Synonyms:
    wither, bring down, decoct, slim down, quash, boil down, foreshorten, quail, trim down, thin out, cut, funk, trim back, trim, slenderize, cut down, flinch, tighten, wince, shrivel up, abridge, reduce, recoil, contract, melt off, subdue, scale down, cringe, concentrate, thin, deoxidize, subjugate, dilute, shorten, slim, shrivel, squinch, come down, deoxidise, abbreviate, cut back, keep down, lose weight, repress

    Antonyms:
    stretch

  5. shrink, contract(verb)

    become smaller or draw together

    "The fabric shrank"; "The balloon shrank"

    Synonyms:
    shorten, sign, condense, concentrate, sign up, abbreviate, shrivel up, constrict, narrow, quail, flinch, funk, take, shrivel, undertake, reduce, cut, cringe, abridge, squeeze, get, compress, contract, sign on, wince, foreshorten, recoil, squinch, wither, press, compact

    Antonyms:
    stretch

  6. shrink, shrivel(verb)

    decrease in size, range, or extent

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

    Synonyms:
    recoil, wince, shrivel, flinch, quail, shrivel up, squinch, contract, wither, reduce, funk, cringe

    Antonyms:
    stretch

Wiktionary

  1. shrink(noun)

    Synonyms:
    head-shrinker

    Antonyms:
    stretch, enlarge, grow, expand

  2. shrink(noun)

    To contract, to (cause to) become smaller.

    Yet almost wish, with sudden shrink, / That I had less to praise. \uE0005131 Leigh Hunt.

    Synonyms:
    head-shrinker

    Antonyms:
    enlarge, grow, expand, stretch

  3. shrink(verb)

    To cower or flinch.

    Molly shrank away from the blows of the whip.

    Synonyms:
    head-shrinker

    Antonyms:
    stretch, enlarge, expand, grow

  4. shrink(verb)

    Synonyms:
    funk, shirk

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. shrink

    Synonyms:
    contract, shrivel, withdraw, retire, recoil, revolt

    Antonyms:
    stretch, expand, dilate, venture, dare

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. shrink(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    shrivel, contract, decrease, dwindle, wither

  2. shrink(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    recoil, blench, flinch, withdraw, swerve, draw back, give way, lack courage or resolution

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. shrink(v)

    Synonyms:
    contract, shrivel, decrease, dwindle, flinch, recoil, blench, wince, winch

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    therapist, psychiatrist, psychologist, psychoanalyst, reduce, analyst, psych, shrug

How to pronounce shrink?

Alex
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Daniel
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British
Karen
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Veena
Veena
Indian

How to say shrink in sign language?

  1. shrink

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#116275subjugate
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How to use shrink in a sentence?

  1. Ted Seides:

    The mismatch in assets and liabilities could leave serious problems for those left holding the bag should the fund shrink in size.

  2. Tuncay Tursucu:

    The minimum wage hike could lead to increases in salaries for workers on higher pay scales. If companies don't take additional measures, costs will go up and shrink margins, companies could decrease employment or cut bonuses. Export sectors such as textiles could shift their production to other countries to avoid losing their competitive advantage.

  3. Joseph Wu:

    I along with our country's people feel sad, angry and regretful, china grabbing our allies and giving us pressure in the diplomatic space will not shrink the distance across the (Taiwan) strait and will not let cross-strait relations walk on a peaceful, friendly path.

  4. Alex Brazier:

    The Bank will have a bias to acting early and gradually. It expects to be adding around 1 percent to the countercyclical capital buffer on UK exposures of all banks, even before the overall threat of future losses looks high, and if threats materialise, or shrink, the Bank will reduce its expectation for capital buffers back towards the baseline level.

  5. Major League Baseball:

    The minor league season was canceled this year due to the coronavirus pandemic. Teams provided players $ 400 per week for most or all of the season anyway, a sum that represented a raise for many lower-level minor leaguers. Major League Baseball plans to raise minor league salaries in 2021, pushing the minimum yearly salary for a full-season player at Class A from $ 5,800 to $ 10,000. The league is expected to shrink the minor leagues by as much as 25 % after failing to renew its agreement last month with the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues. While Major League Baseball does not comment on ongoing litigation, MLB remains focused on modernizing Major League Baseball player development system to enhance the minor league experience for players, including providing them with renovated facilities, reduced travel, and improved daily working conditions.


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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