shrink from

phrasal verb

shrank from or shrunk from; shrunk from or shrunken from; shrinking from; shrinks from
: to try to avoid (something difficult or unpleasant) : to be unwilling to do (something)
He doesn't shrink from telling the truth, no matter how painful it may be.
She won't shrink from the task.

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“Shrink from.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Apr. 2023.

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