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Synonyms for shrink
ʃrɪŋk

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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)

    A psychiatrist or therapist; a head-shrinker.

    Synonyms:
    head-shrinker

    Antonyms:
    enlarge, grow, expand, stretch

  3. shrink(verb)

    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

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

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

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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
  • kiçelmekTurkmen
  • küçülmekTurkish
  • keçeräyüTatar

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