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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

To contract or curl up the body or part of it usually because of physical stress, fear, or revulsion. (past)

Usage examples (36)
  • Verb (used without object) : to shrink from danger; to shrink from contact. ,This cloth will not shrink if washed in lukewarm water
  • I shrank from the thought of the boy being taken away from us.
  • I shrank from the whole subject; it was so extremely sore to me.
  • The young urchin shrank away, abashed, for it was Miss Connie's voice. for more
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