Found 3 items, similar to shrink.
English → Indonesian
mengerut, mengerutkan, mengkerut, menyusutkan, susut
English → English
n : a physician who specializes in psychiatry [syn: psychiatrist
v 1: wither, especially with a loss of moisture; “The fruit dried
, shrivel up
2: draw back, as with fear or pain; “she flinched when they
showed the slaughtering of the calf”
3: reduce in size; reduce physically; “Hot water will shrink
; “Can you shrink this image?”
4: become smaller or draw together; “The fabric shrank”
] [ant: expand
5: decrease in size, range, or extent; “His earnings shrank”
“My courage shrivelled when I saw the task before me”
English → English
, v. i. [imp. Shrank
p. p. Shrunk
, but the latter is now seldom used except as a
participial adjective; p. pr. & vb. n. Shrinking
shrinken, schrinken, AS. scrincan; akin to OD. schrincken,
and probably to Sw. skrynka a wrinkle, skrynkla to wrinkle,
to rumple, and E. shrimp, n. & v., scrimp. CF. Shrimp
1. To wrinkle, bend, or curl; to shrivel; hence, to contract
into a less extent or compass; to gather together; to
And on a broken reed he still did stay
His feeble steps, which shrunk when hard thereon he
I have not found that water, by mixture of ashes,
will shrink or draw into less room. --Bacon.
Against this fire do I shrink up. --Shak.
And shrink like parchment in consuming fire.
All the boards did shrink. --Coleridge.
2. To withdraw or retire, as from danger; to decline action
from fear; to recoil, as in fear, horror, or distress.
What happier natures shrink at with affright,
The hard inhabitant contends is right. --Pope.
They assisted us against the Thebans when you shrank
from the task. --Jowett
3. To express fear, horror, or pain by contracting the body,
or part of it; to shudder; to quake. [R.] --Shak.
, v. t.
1. To cause to contract or shrink; as, to shrink finnel by
imersing it in boiling water.
2. To draw back; to withdraw. [Obs.]
The Libyc Hammon shrinks his horn. --Milton.
To shrink on
(Mach.), to fix (one piece or part) firmly
around (another) by natural contraction in cooling, as a
tire on a wheel, or a hoop upon a cannon, which is made
slightly smaller than the part it is to fit, and expanded
by heat till it can be slipped into place.
1. The act shrinking; shrinkage; contraction; also, recoil;
Yet almost wish, with sudden shrink,
That I had less to praise. --Leigh Hunt.
2. [Contraction of head-shrinker, a colloquial term for
psychiatrist.] a psychiatrist. [Coll.]