v. i.1.To wrinkle, bend, or curl; to shrivel; hence, to contract into a less extent or compass; to gather together; to become compacted.
Against this fire do I shrink up.
- Shak.
And shrink like parchment in consuming fire.
- Dryden.
All the boards did shrink.
- Coleridge.
2.To withdraw or retire, as from danger; to decline action from fear; to recoil, as in fear, horror, or distress.
3.To express fear, horror, or pain by contracting the body, or part of it; to shudder; to quake.
v. t.1.To cause to contract or shrink; as, to shrink finnel by imersing it in boiling water.
2.To draw back; to withdraw.
To shrink on
(Mach.) to fix (one piece or part) firmly around (another) by natural contraction in cooling, as a tire on a wheel, or a hoop upon a cannon, which is made slightly smaller than the part it is to fit, and expanded by heat till it can be slipped into place.
n.1.The act shrinking; shrinkage; contraction; also, recoil; withdrawal.
Yet almost wish, with sudden shrink,
That I had less to praise.
- Leigh Hunt.
2.a psychiatrist.
Noun1.Shrinkshrink - a physician who specializes in psychiatry
Verb1.shrink - wither, especially with a loss of moisture; "The fruit dried and shriveled"
2.shrink - draw back, as with fear or pain; "she flinched when they showed the slaughtering of the calf"
3.shrink - reduce in size; reduce physically; "Hot water will shrink the sweater"; "Can you shrink this image?"
Synonyms: reduce
4.shrink - become smaller or draw together; "The fabric shrank"; "The balloon shrank"
Synonyms: contract
stretch - become longer by being stretched and pulled; "The fabric stretches"
5.shrink - decrease in size, range, or extent; "His earnings shrank"; "My courage shrivelled when I saw the task before me"
Synonyms: shrivel
To dream that you are shrinking, suggests that you lack self-confidence and self-esteem. You may also feel embarrassed about some situation. Alternatively, the dream may refer to your childhood. To see others shrink in your dream, indicates their insignificance. This may also be a pun on a psychologist and your need to consult one. To see objects shrinking in your dream, indicates that they are not as important as they once were.Sanforize, abate, ablate, about the bush, ache, agonize, ail, analyst, anguish, attenuate, avoid, avoid the limelight, balk at, bate, be eaten away, beat around, beg the question, behavior therapist, blanch, blench, blink, blush unseen, boggle, clinical psychologist, compress, concentrate, condense, constrict, consume, consume away, contract, corrode, cower, cringe, crouch, crumble, decline, decrease, deliquesce, demur, deplete, depreciate, desiccate, die away, dissipate, dive, dodge, drain, draw back, draw in, dribble away, drift away, droop, drop, drop off, dry up, duck, dwindle, ebb, emacerate, emaciate, equivocate, erode, evade, fade, fade away, fall, fall away, fall back, fall off, fall short, falter, feel pain, feel the pangs, fence, fight shy of, flag, flinch, funk, go, go away, grimace, hang back, hang off, have a misery, have qualms, headshrinker, hedge, hem and haw, hesitate, hold off, huddle, hurt, hypnotherapist, jib, languish, lessen, let up, macerate, make bones about, melt away, move away, move off, narcotherapist, parch, parry, pause, pine, plummet, plunge, pound, preshrink, psychiatrist, psychoanalyst, psychoanalyzer, psychotherapeutist, psychotherapist, pull away, pull back, pull in, pull out, pussyfoot, put off, quail, recede, recoil, reel back, retire, retract, retreat, retrocede, run low, sag, scruple, sear, sheer off, shift, shift off, shoot, shrink back, shrink from, shrinker, shrivel up, shy, shy at, shy away, shy off, sidestep, sink, slink, smart, squander, squinch, stand off, start, start aside, start back, step aside, stick at, stickle, strain, subside, suffer, swerve, tail off, thin, thrill, throb, tingle, turn aside, twinge, twitch, wane, ward off, waste, waste away, waver, weaken, wear, wear away, weasel, weasel out, weazen, widen the distance, wilt, wince, withdraw, withdraw from, wither, wizen, writhe
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