Associations to the word «Shrink»


SHRINK, verb. (transitive) To cause to become smaller.
SHRINK, verb. (intransitive) To become smaller; to contract.
SHRINK, verb. (intransitive) To cower or flinch.
SHRINK, verb. (transitive) To draw back; to withdraw.
SHRINK, verb. (intransitive) (figuratively) To withdraw or retire, as from danger.
SHRINK, noun. Shrinkage; contraction; recoil.
SHRINK, noun. (slang) (sometimes pejorative) A psychiatrist or therapist; a head-shrinker.
SHRINK AWAY, verb. To draw back in fear, cringe, back down
SHRINK UP, verb. (intransitive) To contract or shrink completely; shrivel up.

Dictionary definition

SHRINK, noun. A physician who specializes in psychiatry.
SHRINK, verb. Wither, as with a loss of moisture; "The fruit dried and shriveled".
SHRINK, verb. Draw back, as with fear or pain; "she flinched when they showed the slaughtering of the calf".
SHRINK, verb. Reduce in size; reduce physically; "Hot water will shrink the sweater"; "Can you shrink this image?".
SHRINK, verb. Become smaller or draw together; "The fabric shrank"; "The balloon shrank".
SHRINK, verb. Decrease in size, range, or extent; "His earnings shrank"; "My courage shrivelled when I saw the task before me".

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