Definitions of shrink

  1. To contract spontaneously; to shrivel; to become wrinkled; to draw back, as from danger; to recoil, as in fear or horror; to express fear or pain by shrugging or contracting the body.
  2. To draw together; contract; diminish.
  3. To draw back; withdraw; recoil.
  4. To draw back; to withdraw.
  5. To cause to contract or shrink; as, to shrink finnel by imersing it in boiling water.
  6. To cause to contract or grow smaller.
  7. To cause to shrink or contract:- pa. t. shrank, shrunk; pa. p. shrunk, shrunken.
  8. To cause to contract.
  9. To wrinkle, bend, or curl; to shrivel; hence, to contract into a less extent or compass; to gather together; to become compacted.
  10. To withdraw or retire, as from danger; to decline action from fear; to recoil, as in fear, horror, or distress.
  11. To express fear, horror, or pain by contracting the body, or part of it; to shudder; to quake.
  12. To become smaller or shorter; to draw back from danger, etc..
  13. To contract: to wither: to occupy less space: to become wrinkled by contraction: to recoil, as from fear, disgust, etc.
  14. To contract; grow smaller; recoil; draw back.
  15. wither, esp. with a loss of moisture; " The fruit dried and shriveled"
  16. become smaller or draw together; " The fabric shrank"; " The balloon shrank"
  17. To draw or be drawn into less size or bulk; to shrivel; to cause to contract; to contract spontaneously; to decline action; to recoil, as from fear or disgust.
  18. Shrinking.
  19. Shrunk.
  20. a physician who specializes in psychiatry
  21. The act shrinking; shrinkage; contraction; also, recoil; withdrawal.
  22. A contraction; a withdrawal.
  23. Act of shrinking: contraction: withdrawal or recoil.
  24. Contraction; a withdrawing from fear.
  25. Contraction; withdrawing from fear or disgust.
  26. Shrunken.
  27. Shrank.
  28. Shrank, Shrunk.
  29. Shrunk, or, chiefly, as p.