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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.


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