decreased (part of speech: verb)
decreased, drained, shortened, lessened, subsided, curtailed, compressed, died down, receded, abated, shrunk, deducted, diminished, decremented, abridged, dwindled, concentrated, lowered, depleted, contracted, deflated, truncated, compacted, abbreviated, eroded
diminished (part of speech: verb)
contracted (part of speech: verb)
avoided (part of speech: verb)
flinched (part of speech: verb)
lost (part of speech: verb)
hesitated (part of speech: verb)
- But she shrank and refused, because she saw that it was King Thrushbeard, who had been one of the suitors for her hand, and whom she had most scornfully driven away. - "Snowdrop and Other Tales", Jacob Grimm Wilhelm Grimm.
- Then she shrank back from him, frightened by what she saw. - "The Northern Iron 1907", George A. Birmingham.
- His eyes fell on the figure of Buck and he shrank back for a moment in silent surprise. - "Charlie to the Rescue", R.M. Ballantyne.