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.

Examples of shrink from in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The number of PPOs has shrunk from 425 in 2020 and 3,000 in the 1980s. Alana Semuels, TIME, 17 July 2024 The half-life of skills has shrunk from 30 years to just seven. Tarika Barrett, New York Daily News, 17 July 2024 The euro was the biggest loser, with its share in the basket shrinking from 37 percent to 31 percent. Eswar Prasad, Foreign Affairs, 18 June 2024 In addition to the height reduction, the retail part has shrunk from 25,000 square feet to 17,000 square feet, and now there are eight luxury apartments instead of 15. Deborah Belgum, WWD, 3 Sep. 2019 See all Example Sentences for shrink from 

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“Shrink from.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

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