shrink


shrink

verb

Definition of SHRINK

1
to become smaller in size or volume through the drawing together of particles of matter <the sweater will shrink a little when washed>
Near Antonyms accumulate, grow, increase; balloon, inflate, puff (up)
2
to draw back in fear, pain, or disgust <shrinking back from the approaching flames>
3
to grow less in scope or intensity especially gradually <his crush on her is likely to shrink after they start their new lives on different college campuses>
Related Words compress, condense, constrict, contract; evaporate, fade (away), fritter (away), give out, melt (away), peter (out), tail (off), vanish; slacken, slow (down); alleviate, relax; flag, sink, weaken; cave (in), collapse, deflate

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