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Synonyms for shrink

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Wiktionary0.0 / 0 votes

  1. shrinknoun


    stretch, enlarge, grow, expand

  2. shrinknoun

    To contract, to (cause to) become smaller.

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


    grow, stretch, expand, enlarge

  3. shrinkverb

    To cower or flinch.

    Molly shrank away from the blows of the whip.


    stretch, enlarge, expand, grow

  4. shrinkverb

    funk, shirk

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  1. shrink

    contract, shrivel, withdraw, retire, recoil, revolt

    stretch, expand, dilate, venture, dare

Princeton's WordNet2.0 / 1 vote

  1. psychiatrist, head-shrinker, shrinkverb

    a physician who specializes in psychiatry

    head-shrinker, headhunter, psychiatrist


  2. shrivel, shrivel up, shrink, witherverb

    wither, as with a loss of moisture

    "The fruit dried and shriveled"

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


  3. flinch, squinch, funk, cringe, shrink, wince, recoil, quailverb

    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


  4. shrink, reduceverb

    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


  5. shrink, contractverb

    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


  6. shrink, shrivelverb

    decrease in size, range, or extent

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

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


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Dictionary of English Synonymes3.0 / 1 vote

  1. shrinkverb

    shrivel, contract, decrease, dwindle, wither

  2. shrinkverb

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words5.0 / 1 vote

  1. shrinkverb

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

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How to use shrink in a sentence?

  1. Thomas Paine:

    The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly it is dearness only that gives everything its value. I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress and grow brave by reflection. 'Tis the business of little minds to shrink but he whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves his conduct, will pursue his principles unto death.

  2. John Fitzgerald Kennedy:

    In the long history of the world, only a few generations have been granted the role of defending freedom in its hour of maximum danger. I do not shrink from this responsibility-I welcome it.

  3. Oprah Winfrey:

    You are built not to shrink down to less but to blossom into more.

  4. David Staples:

    You shrink your trading book and you shrink some trading profit margin opportunities.

  5. Craig Brandon:

    Regardless of how things get restructured today, the fact that the economy continues to shrink and the population continues to shrink is a problem for the credit going forward.

Translations for shrink

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  • krimpAfrikaans
  • أحجم, تقلصArabic
  • kiçilməkAzerbaijani
  • drücken, Seelenklempner, abnehmen, schrumpfenGerman
  • αποτραβιέμαι, τρελογιατρός, συρρικνώνω, μπάζω, ζαρώνω, λουφάρω, μαζεύομαιGreek
  • etigiEsperanto
  • mermar, correr, encogerse, rehuir, zafar, encoger, contraerse, achicarse, loquero, contraerSpanish
  • kutistaa, kutistua, kallonkutistaja, luistaaFinnish
  • se réduire, se resserrer, psy, rapetisser, rétrécir, diminuer, faire rétrécirFrench
  • összemegy, fejzsugorító, lélekdoki, összehúzódik, összezsugorodikHungarian
  • strizzacervelli, ritirarsi, restringersiItalian
  • 縮小する, 精神科医, 縮まる, 縮める, 縮む, 短縮する, 尻込みするJapanese
  • 움츠러지다, 움츠리다Korean
  • subtraxerim utiliumLatin
  • etiMāori
  • zielknijper, zielenknijper, krimpenDutch
  • krympeNorwegian
  • kurczyć sięPolish
  • encolher, contrairPortuguese
  • micșoraRomanian
  • сжаться, сократиться, уменьшить, сокращаться, уменьшать, уменьшиться, сжиматься, уменьшаться, сжать, сжиматьRussian
  • krympa, hjärnskrynklareSwedish
  • หดThai
  • kiçelmekTurkmen
  • küçülmekTurkish
  • keçeräyüTatar

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