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Definition of shrink:

  1. The act shrinking; shrinkage; contraction; also, recoil; withdrawal.
  2. To cause to contract or shrink; as, to shrink finnel by imersing it in boiling water.
  3. To draw back; to withdraw.
  4. To express fear, horror, or pain by contracting the body, or part of it; to shudder; to quake.
  5. To withdraw or retire, as from danger; to decline action from fear; to recoil, as in fear, horror, or distress.
  6. To wrinkle, bend, or curl; to shrivel; hence, to contract into a less extent or compass; to gather together; to become compacted.

Synonyms:

pall, slim down, blench, bring down, scatter, fall, fall away, foreshorten, headhunter, cut down, backlash, die, increase, moderate, relent, slenderize, boil down, couch, collective unconscious, flinch, crawl, keep down, rebound, bound, constrict, stand aside, resile, slump, retract, wither, ease, remit, withdraw, trim down, thin, take a hop, wince, analyst, reverberate, scale down, bounce, draw back, quash, ebb, halve, pull away, recoil, back away, come down, analyze, analysis, de-escalate, aversion therapy, head-shrinker, grovel, cut back, funk, decoct, constringe, lose weight, dilute, press, backtrack, fawn, subjugate, wax and wane, analyse, top-slice, repress, kick back, phase down, cringe, trim back, shrivel up, take, quail, subdue, shrivel, kick, contract, retreat, squinch, scale back, thin out, squint, sign on, fade, taper off, consciousness, narrow, ricochet, tighten, start, free association, psychiatrist, backfire, ego, cut, get, dwarf, seek, dip, undertake, ratchet also rachet, shy, sign, part, back, deoxidise, let up, wane, sign up, approach, spring, crater, let down, shrinkage, creep, melt off, deoxidize, reduce, slim, contraction.

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