shrink back from

shrink back from
be deterred from

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  • shrink´ing|ly — shrink1 «shrihngk», verb, shrank or shrunk, shrunk or shrunk|en, shrink|ing, noun. –v.i. 1. to draw back; re …   Useful english dictionary

  • shrink´a|ble — shrink1 «shrihngk», verb, shrank or shrunk, shrunk or shrunk|en, shrink|ing, noun. –v.i. 1. to draw back; re …   Useful english dictionary

  • shrink — shrink1 [ʃrıŋk] v past tense shrank [ʃræŋk] past participle shrunk [ʃrʌŋk] [: Old English; Origin: scrincan] 1.) [I and T] to become smaller, or to make something smaller, through the effects of heat or water ▪ I m worried about washing that… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • shrink — Synonyms and related words: Sanforize, abate, ablate, about the bush, ache, agonize, ail, analyst, anguish, attenuate, avoid, avoid the limelight, balk at, bate, be eaten away, beat around, beg the question, behavior therapist, blanch, blench,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • shrink — [[t]ʃrɪ̱ŋk[/t]] shrinks, shrinking, shrank, shrunk 1) VERB If cloth or clothing shrinks, it becomes smaller in size, usually as a result of being washed. All my jumpers have shrunk. 2) V ERG If something shrinks or something else shrinks it, it… …   English dictionary

  • Shrink wrap — Shrinkwrapped redirects here. For the album, see Shrinkwrapped (album). Shrink wrap, also shrinkwrap or shrink film, is a material made up of polymer plastic film. When heat is applied to this material it shrinks tightly over whatever it is… …   Wikipedia

  • shrink — [c]/ʃrɪŋk / (say shringk) verb (shrank or shrunk, shrunk or shrunken, shrinking) –verb (i) 1. to draw back, as in retreat or avoidance. 2. to contr …  

  • shrink — [shriŋk] vi. shrank or shrunk, shrunk or shrunken, shrinking [ME schrynken < OE scrincan, akin to Swed skrynka, to wrinkle < IE * (s)kreng < base * (s)ker , to bend, turn > SHRIMP, Gr kirkos, a ring, L curvus, curved] 1. to become or… …   English World dictionary

  • shrink — O.E. scrincan (class III strong verb; past tense scranc, pp. scruncen), from P.Gmc. *skrenkanan (Cf. M.Du. schrinken), probably from PIE root * (s)ker to turn, bend. Originally with causal shrench (Cf. drink/drench). The meaning draw back, recoil …   Etymology dictionary

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