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shrink·ing

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. shrinking, shrinkagenoun

    process or result of becoming less or smaller

    "the material lost 2 inches per yard in shrinkage"

    Synonyms:
    shoplifting, shrinkage

  2. shrinkingnoun

    the act of becoming less

    Synonyms:
    shrinkage

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  1. shrinkingadjective

    Synonyms:
    coy, shy, diffident, bashful, modest, retiring

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How to use shrinking in a sentence?

  1. Robert Contee:

    Specifically, with our shrinking workforce, we cannot afford to dedicate officers to individual blocks or corners on fixed posts, this does not mean that we’re going to be ignoring areas that are the most susceptible to violence. Quite the opposite, strong evidence based research shows a greater impact when officers spend an average of 10 to 15 minutes every two hours in a specific area versus being assigned to a particular location, corner or block continuously.

  2. Judy Grant:

    A lot of churches are closing. I think COVID had a big part in this latest shrinkage, but they were shrinking even before that.

  3. Bob Jordan:

    I'm very fortunate that I made my decision to quit before the big dollar seasons had arrived, if I had waited until the 1980s I would have been hooked with an expensive boat mortgage and stuck in a shrinking industry.

  4. Simon Shaw:

    The supply of strong examples remaining in private hands is shrinking fast, the result is fierce competition that leads to the results we have witnessed recently.

  5. George Ratiu:

    The Federal Reserve has been walking a tightrope of gradually increasing borrowing costs while trying to avoid a knee-jerk reaction from consumers and businesses, however, with inflation soaring, the runway for a soft landing is shrinking considerably, as are the chances of avoiding a recession.


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