shrink / ʃrɪŋk /


shrink3 个定义

v. 无主动词 verb

shrank [shrangk] /ʃræŋk/ or, often, shrunk [shruhngk]; /ʃrʌŋk/; shrunk or shrunk·en [shruhng-kuhn]; /ˈʃrʌŋ kən/; shrink·ing.

  1. to draw back, as in retreat or avoidance: to shrink from danger; to shrink from contact.
  2. to contract or lessen in size, as from exposure to conditions of temperature or moisture: This cloth will not shrink if washed in lukewarm water.
  3. to become reduced in extent or scope.
v. 有主动词 verb

shrank [shrangk] /ʃræŋk/ or, often, shrunk [shruhngk]; /ʃrʌŋk/; shrunk or shrunk·en [shruhng-kuhn]; /ˈʃrʌŋ kən/; shrink·ing.

  1. to cause to shrink or contract; reduce.
  2. Textiles. to cause to contract during finishing, thus preventing shrinkage, during laundering, of the garments made from it.
n. 名词 noun
  1. an act or instance of shrinking.
  2. a shrinking movement.
  3. shrinkage.
  4. Also shrinker. Also called head shrinker. Slang. a psychotherapist, psychiatrist, or psychoanalyst.

shrink 近义词

v. 动词 verb

become smaller

v. 动词 verb

recoil, shy away


  1. Kurz called time on the coalition and in elections last September the Freedom Party saw its share of the vote shrink.
  2. The lever that’s now taking charge as demand recedes is the ongoing big shrink in inventory.
  3. The big looming shrink in pollution permits raises questions about the sustainability of the EV-maker’s bottom line.
  4. A shrink later told me the dream represented “safe danger,” but I never understood half of what he said, including that.
  5. Frasier is a radio shrink and Roz is his producer and friend.
  6. Her magical ability to shrink people just by staring at them is also put to great use here.
  7. They would go to the store with a repackaged and shrink-wrapped broken item inside a new box and return it for full value.
  8. I learned some things I can't unlearn: human kneecaps look like rocks; bones when burnt, shrink and twist.
  9. Republicans can change their brand, appeal to the electorate, shrink government, grow the economy, and save capitalism.
  10. The underlying economic factors that cause deficits to shrink often create circumstances that push them to shrink even faster.
  11. Great was the surprise of Alf at the honour and labour thus thrust upon him, but he did not shrink from it.
  12. Even the lawless classes of society generally shrink from blood.
  13. It continues to grow after birth, but later begins to shrink and nearly disappears in the adult.
  14. They brave dangers and risk consequences; shall we shrink from them?
  15. She had held herself in her heart as his promised wife for six long weeks, how could she shrink from him?