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  • 1 shrink from — index eschew, mistrust, shun Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 2 shrink from — verb avoid (one s assigned duties) (Freq. 2) The derelict soldier shirked his duties • Syn: ↑fiddle, ↑shirk, ↑goldbrick • Derivationally related forms: ↑goldbricking (for …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 3 shrink from — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms shrink from : present tense I/you/we/they shrink from he/she/it shrinks from present participle shrinking from past tense shrank from or shrunk from past participle shrunk from shrink from something to not be… …

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  • 4 shrink from — be averse to or unwilling to do (something). → shrink …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 5 shrink from — prevent from, be deterred from; avoid, cringe …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 6 shrink from — Abhor, nauseate, abominate, loathe, detest, feel disgust at, recoil from …

    New dictionary of synonyms

  • 7 shrink from something — ˈshrink from sth derived to be unwilling to do sth that is difficult or unpleasant • We made it clear to them that we would not shrink from confrontation. • shrink from something doing sth They did not shrink from doing what was right. Main entry …

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  • 8 ˈshrink from sth — phrasal verb to not be willing to do something that is difficult or unpleasant …

    Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • 9 shrink — [shriŋk] vi. shrank or shrunk, shrunk or shrunken, shrinking [ME schrynken < OE scrincan, akin to Swed skrynka, to wrinkle < IE * (s)kreng < base * (s)ker , to bend, turn > SHRIMP, Gr kirkos, a ring, L curvus, curved] 1. to become or… …

    English World dictionary

  • 10 shrink — ► VERB (past shrank; past part. shrunk or (especially as adj. ) shrunken) 1) become or make smaller in size or amount; contract. 2) (of clothes or material) become smaller as a result of being immersed in water. 3) move back or away in fear or… …

    English terms dictionary

  • 11 shrink — shrink1 [ ʃrıŋk ] (past tense shrank [ ʃræŋk ] or shrunk [ ʃrʌŋk ] ; past participle shrunk [ ʃrʌŋk ] ) verb * 1. ) intransitive to become smaller in size: Do you think this dress will shrink if I handwash it? Many people shrink in old age. a )… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 12 shrink — shrink1 [ʃrıŋk] v past tense shrank [ʃræŋk] past participle shrunk [ʃrʌŋk] [: Old English; Origin: scrincan] 1.) [I and T] to become smaller, or to make something smaller, through the effects of heat or water ▪ I m worried about washing that… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 13 shrink — I UK [ʃrɪŋk] / US verb Word forms shrink : present tense I/you/we/they shrink he/she/it shrinks present participle shrinking past tense shrank UK [ʃræŋk] / US or shrunk UK [ʃrʌŋk] / US past participle shrunk UK [ʃrʌŋk] / US * 1) a) [intransitive] …

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  • 14 shrink — [[t]ʃrɪ̱ŋk[/t]] shrinks, shrinking, shrank, shrunk 1) VERB If cloth or clothing shrinks, it becomes smaller in size, usually as a result of being washed. All my jumpers have shrunk. 2) V ERG If something shrinks or something else shrinks it, it… …

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  • 15 shrink — 1 verb past tense shrank past participle shrunk /Sr k/ 1 (I, T) to become smaller or to make something smaller through the effects of heat or water: Hot water shrinks woollen clothes. | Will it shrink if I wash it? see also: pre­shrunk, shrunken… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 16 shrink — shrinkable, adj. shrinkingly, adv. /shringk/, v., shrank or, often, shrunk; shrunk or shrunken; shrinking; n. v.i. 1. to draw back, as in retreat or avoidance: to shrink from danger; to shrink from contact. 2. to contract or lessen in size, as… …

    Universalium

  • 17 shrink — v. (d; intr.) to shrink from (to shrink from responsibility) * * * [ʃrɪŋk] (d;intr.) to shrink from (to shrink from responsibility) …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 18 shrink — [ʃrɪŋk] (past tense shrank [ʃræŋk] shrunk; [ʃrʌŋk] ; past participle shrunk [ʃrʌŋk]) verb I 1) [I/T] to become smaller, or to make something become smaller Do you think this dress will shrink if I put it in the washing machine?[/ex] Profits… …

    Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • 19 shrink — [[t]ʃrɪŋk[/t]] v. shrank, often, shrunk; shrunkshrunk•en; shrink•ing; 1) to contract or lessen in size: cloth that shrinks if washed[/ex] 2) to become reduced in extent, compass, or value 3) to draw back; recoil: to shrink from danger[/ex] 4) to… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 20 shrink — [c]/ʃrɪŋk / (say shringk) verb (shrank or shrunk, shrunk or shrunken, shrinking) –verb (i) 1. to draw back, as in retreat or avoidance. 2. to contr …

    Australian English dictionary