To recoil is to spring back or back away.
To cringe is to draw back or to move your face or body in order to shrink from danger or fear.
To recoil, as from something unpleasant or difficult; shrink.
To become or make shrunken and wrinkled, often by drying:
To reduce is to make something smaller or to become or feel smaller, or forcing someone into a less desirable position.
To enter into by contract; establish or settle by formal agreement:
To make or become weak or weaker.
Swindle is to use deception, lies or fraudulent is defined as to trick someone or to obtain something that is not yours.
To reduce in force, efficacy, or intensity.
(Chess) To withdraw (a piece), as from a dangerous position
To withdraw or disavow (a statement, promise, offer, charge, etc.); recant
(Intransitive) To withdraw from a public station, from working, or from business
To decrease or diminish:
(Archaic) To belittle; minimize; disparage
(Intransitive) To stop or pause respecting decision or action; to be in suspense or uncertainty as to a determination.
(Music) To reduce (a perfect or minor interval) by a semitone.
To hesitate because of one's doubts or objections; have scruples; object
To decrease is defined as to make something smaller or fewer or to become smaller or fewer.
To cut short; reduce; abridge
To cringe in fear.
To create (an argument or a sentence, for example) by systematically arranging ideas or terms.
To make more dense or compact; reduce the volume of; compress
The definition of cling means to hold on or be attached to someone or something.
A wasting or decrease in the size of an organ or tissue, as from death and reabsorption of cells, diminished proliferation of cells, pressure, lack of oxygen, malnutrition, decreased function, or hormonal changes.
To expand in order to fulfill a larger function:
To meet or confront squarely or face to face
To be sufficient for (a need, for example); fulfill:
Increase is defined as to become bigger or greater.
To increase the capacity of; to expand; to give free scope or greater scope to; also, to dilate, as with joy, affection, etc.
To aid in the growth of; strengthen:
To allow (something) to develop or increase by a natural process:
Find another word for shrank. In this page you can discover 41 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for shrank, like: quailed, recoiled, winced, cringed, flinched, withered, shrivelled, reduced, contracted, withdrew and weakened.