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To acquire or incur:
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  1. To acquire or incur:
  2. To become reduced in size or bulk; draw together; shrink; narrow; shorten
  3. To narrow in scope; restrict
To become or make shrunken and wrinkled, often by drying:
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  1. To become or make shrunken and wrinkled, often by drying:
  2. To lose or cause to lose vitality or intensity:
To reef or furl (a sail) so that less canvas is exposed to the breeze
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  1. To reef or furl (a sail) so that less canvas is exposed to the breeze
  2. (Nautical) To take in (a sail) so that less canvas is exposed to the wind, thereby reducing speed.
  3. To become short or shorter
To decrease or limit in width
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  1. To decrease or limit in width
  2. To decrease in width; contract
  3. To become narrower; contract.
To cause to leave or return:
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  1. To cause to leave or return:
  2. To leave or return, as from a military position.
  3. To recall or retract:
(Obsolete) To blanch.
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  1. (Obsolete) To blanch.
  2. (Chiefly Dial., Brit.) To make or become pale; whiten; bleach
  3. To draw back or shy away, as from fear; flinch.
To dodge (a question), to avoid an unpleasant task or duty
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  1. To dodge (a question), to avoid an unpleasant task or duty
  2. To start or wince involuntarily, as from surprise or pain.
  3. To let the foot slip from a ball, when attempting to give a tight croquet.
To consolidate; combine.
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  1. To consolidate; combine.
  2. To press or join firmly together:
  3. To be capable of being pressed tightly together or to become so pressed:
To press together:
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  1. To press together:
  2. To encode (digital data) so that it can be stored or transmitted in significantly fewer bits
  3. (Computers) To encode (data) to minimize the space required for storage or transmittal:
To hold in; limit; restrict
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  1. To hold in; limit; restrict
  2. To become constricted.
  3. To make smaller or narrower, esp. at one place, by binding, squeezing, or shrinking; contract
(Rare) To cause to contract, constrict, or shrink
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  1. (Rare) To cause to contract, constrict, or shrink
To hire (a person, business, etc.) to perform under contract
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  1. To hire (a person, business, etc.) to perform under contract
  2. To acquire or incur:
  3. To enter into by contract; establish or settle by formal agreement:
(Obsolete) To blanch.
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  1. (Obsolete) To blanch.
  2. (Chiefly Dial., Brit.) To make or become pale; whiten; bleach
  3. To draw back or shy away, as from fear; flinch.
To act in a timid, servile manner; fawn
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  1. To act in a timid, servile manner; fawn
  2. To behave in a servile way; fawn.
  3. To draw back, bend, crouch, etc., as when afraid; shrink from something dangerous or painful
To recoil, as from something unpleasant or difficult; shrink.
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  1. To recoil, as from something unpleasant or difficult; shrink.
  2. To let the foot slip from a ball, when attempting to give a tight croquet.
  3. To start or wince involuntarily, as from surprise or pain.
To draw back in fear; lose heart or courage; cower
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  1. To draw back in fear; lose heart or courage; cower
To fall back; return:
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  1. To fall back; return:
To avoid engaging in, treating, or discussing something:
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  1. To avoid engaging in, treating, or discussing something:
  2. To move suddenly or draw back, as if startled or afraid:
  3. To move suddenly as when startled; jump; start; recoil
To found; establish:
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  1. To found; establish:
  2. (Now Chiefly Dial.) To cause to start, or move involuntarily; startle
  3. To set into motion, operation, or activity:
To shrink or draw back slightly, usually with a grimace, as in pain, embarrassment, alarm, etc.
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  1. To shrink or draw back slightly, usually with a grimace, as in pain, embarrassment, alarm, etc.
  2. To wash (cloth), dip it in dye, etc., with the use of a wince.
  3. To shrink or start involuntarily, as in pain or distress; flinch.
An act or instance of cringing.
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  1. An act or instance of cringing.
An act or instance of starting, wincing, or recoiling.
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  1. An act or instance of starting, wincing, or recoiling.
  2. A reflexive jerking away.
The act or state of recoiling; reaction.
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  1. The act or state of recoiling; reaction.
  2. The backward action of a firearm upon firing.
A roller used between dyeing vats to facilitate the transfer of pieces of cloth
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  1. A roller used between dyeing vats to facilitate the transfer of pieces of cloth
  2. A sudden movement or gesture of shrinking away.
  3. A shrinking or startled movement or gesture.
Find another word for shrink. In this page you can discover 33 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for shrink, like: contract, shrivel, shorten, narrow, withdraw, blench, flinch, shy-away, contract, recoil and contract.