Part of speech:
To become or make much less or smaller; dwindle.
A trademark for fabric preshrunk by a patented mechanical process so as to minimize later shrinkage.
(Chemistry) To decrease the valence of (an atom) by adding electrons.
To decrease or limit in width
To bring on; to incur; to acquire.
To become short or shorter
In parliamentary procedure, to retract a motion, statement, etc.
(Chiefly Dial., Brit.) To make or become pale; whiten; bleach
To recoil, as from something unpleasant or difficult; shrink.
To cause to waste away or become abortive; to starve or weaken.
To cause to adhere to, especially by twining round or embracing.
To cause (a gas or vapor) to change to a liquid.
To crouch or huddle up, as from fear or cold
To act in a timid, servile manner; fawn
To make (a quantity) smaller.
(Intransitive) To delay; to pause; to suspend proceedings or judgment in view of a doubt or difficulty; to hesitate; to put off the determination or conclusion of an affair.
(Music) To reduce (a perfect or a minor interval) by a half step
To lessen; to bring low.
To stop because of indecision; pause or delay in acting, choosing, or deciding because of feeling unsure; waver
Huddle is defined as to crowd together, or to curl up closely.
The definition of lessen is to diminish or to cause something to be diminished or reduced.
To cut short or reduce:
To withdraw (from)
Retire is defined as to take out of use, go to bed, or a person giving up their work.
To draw back:
To decline in value:
To throw or fling, esp. sideways with a jerk
To get money or property from (another) under false pretenses; cheat; defraud
To come into contact with such force that the colliding parts become compressed
To decrease gradually in size, number, strength, or intensity:
To move with or as if with a winch.
To cause to lose force or vitality; diminish or destroy:
To cause to become greater in size, amount, degree, etc.; add to; augment
To increase in size and develop toward maturity, as a plant or animal does by assimilating food
To acquire something usually over a period of time.
To become larger; grow or swell.
To expand in order to fulfill a larger function:
Meet is defined as to come face to face with, be there when someone or something arrives, or to be introduced.
To acknowledge and accept or deal with:
(Intransitive, idiomatic) To show emotion, to grieve or be concerned about something or someone.
To consolidate; combine.
To encode (digital data) so that it can be stored or transmitted in significantly fewer bits
To squeeze or compress.
Start is defined as to begin, set out to appear or to move suddenly.
To come near to in place, time, character, or value; to draw nearer to.
To try; endeavor:
Literally, one who shrinks heads, as previously done by some Amazon tribes.
wither, as with a loss of moisture
To crouch down or draw oneself together so as to seem smaller
To be afraid of.
The definition of a psychiatrist is a medical doctor who examines and treats your mind and who diagnoses and treats mental problems and illnesses.
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