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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)

    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 for "shrink":

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

How to pronounce shrink?

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How to say shrink in sign language?

  1. shrink

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How to use shrink in a sentence?

  1. Gina Szymanski:

    Work collaboration apps will likely have a long-term impact on office (space) similar to the impact that mobile shopping had on retail, corporate footprints will continue to shrink.

  2. Leonardo Da Vinci:

    I love those who can smile in trouble, who can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. ‘Tis the business of little minds to shrink, but they whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves their conduct, will pursue their principles unto death.

  3. Chief Executive Hariolf Kottmann:

    We would shrink considerably and become a takeover target.

  4. Mark Esper:

    He's trying to shrink the National Security Council back down to the size of what it was many, many years ago, i hope he does. I think the National Security Council staff needs to shrink and focus on coordinating between the departments.

  5. 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.


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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