psychiatrist, head-shrinker, shrink(verb)
a physician who specializes in psychiatry
shrivel, shrivel up, shrink, wither(verb)
wither, as with a loss of moisture
"The fruit dried and shriveled"
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"
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
reduce in size; reduce physically
"Hot water will shrink the sweater"; "Can you shrink this image?"
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
become smaller or draw together
"The fabric shrank"; "The balloon shrank"
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
decrease in size, range, or extent
"His earnings shrank"; "My courage shrivelled when I saw the task before me"
To contract, to (cause to) become smaller.
Yet almost wish, with sudden shrink, / That I had less to praise. \uE0005131 Leigh Hunt.
To cower or flinch.
Molly shrank away from the blows of the whip.
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How to use shrink in a sentence?
Oh how smoothly, how swiftly and horribly, how cruelly and thoroughly, one discovers the powers and prowess of Maya, the Supreme power of Illusions! With a simple sleight of her hand, léger de main, everything changes in a moment; electrically charged, awesome and exciting years of life shrink to moments - just to realize that all that fascinating reality had been a dream. Perhaps all that had happened previously had been a continuous sequence of beautiful images that one would admire and fall in love with, and to realize that it’s all the game of dreams, illusions and Maya. The reality also strikes, at the same moment, that everything one would still experience in the future, would see with one’s eyes and feel with one’s hands, up to the moment of one’s death — that everything is not going to be any different in substance, or any different in kind. Why would it be? It’s always all a game, all foam and all dreams. It’s Maya, the whole lovely and frightful, delicious and desperate kaleidoscope of life with its searing delights, intertwined with its searing sorrows, the amazing show that has been ongoing since the dawn of Universe.
Did it corrupt you? Of course not, these purity tests shrink the stakes of the most important election.
Historically chemical analyzers take up half the size of a room and cost half a million dollars. So what we've been able to do is use microchip technology to shrink it down from these massive devices to something about the size of a button. And once it's in that form factor, you can build it directly into these disease breathalyzer technologies.
Mankind censure injustice fearing that they may be the victims of it, and not because they shrink from committing it.
You are built not to shrink down to less but to blossom into more.
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- تقلص, أحجمArabic
- Seelenklempner, schrumpfen, abnehmen, drückenGerman
- μαζεύομαι, ζαρώνω, αποτραβιέμαι, συρρικνώνω, τρελογιατρός, μπάζω, λουφάρωGreek
- 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
- zielknijper, zielenknijper, krimpenDutch
- kurczyć sięPolish
- contrair, encolherPortuguese
- уменьшать, сжимать, сжать, уменьшаться, сжиматься, уменьшиться, сжаться, сокращаться, уменьшить, сократитьсяRussian
- krympa, hjärnskrynklareSwedish
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