shrink from

Definition of shrink from

  1. :  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.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to contract or curl up the body or part of it :  huddle, cower

    :  to contract to less extent or compass

    :  to become smaller or more compacted

  1. :  the act of shrinking

    :  shrinkage

    :  a clinical psychiatrist or psychologist

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