shrink from

phrasal verb
shrank from or shrunk from; shrunk from or shrunken from; shrinking from; shrinks from

Definition of shrink 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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