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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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adj. - Reduced in size by being drawn together.

Usage examples (31)
  • Verb (used without object) : to shrink from danger; to shrink from contact. ,This cloth will not shrink if washed in lukewarm water
  • Her mind shrunk from the idea of uniting her daughter to the murderer of her father.
  • She shrunk from a remonstrance she conceived she had merited, and regarded herself to be henceforth either culpable or unhappy.
  • But for your perseverance and your faithful belief in the value of Manson's induction, you would have shrunk from the difficulties. for more
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