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shrink

noun

1 shrink

A physician who specializes in psychiatry.

synonyms: head-shrinker, psychiatrist.

Dutch: psych, psychiater, zielenknijper, zielknijper
Polish: psychiatra



verb

1 shrink

Wither, as with a loss of moisture.

synonyms: shrivel, shrivel up, wither.

Roget 287: recede, go, move back, move from, retire; withdraw, shrink, back off; come away, move away, back away, go away, get away, drift away; ... show more

Roget 283: recede, regrade, return, revert, retreat, retire; retrograde, retrocede; back out; back down; balk; crawfish [U.S.], crawl [Slang]; withdraw; ... show more

Roget 195: become small, become smaller; lessen, decrease etc. 36; grow less, dwindle, shrink, contract, narrow, shrivel, collapse, wither, ... show more

Roget 822: be sensible etc. adj.; have a tender heart, have a warm heart, have a sensitive heart.    take to heart, treasure up in the heart; shrink.    die of a rose in aromatic pain" [Pope]; touch to the quick; touch on the raw, ... show more

Dutch: indrogen, ineenschrompelen, schrompelen, verdorren, verschrompelen

2 shrink

Draw back, as with fear or pain.

synonyms: cringe, flinch, funk, quail, recoil, squinch, wince.

Roget 860: fear, stand in awe of; be afraid etc. adj.; have qualms etc. n.; apprehend, sit upon thorns, eye askance; distrust etc. (disbelieve) ... show more

Roget 603: be unwilling etc. adj.; nill; dislike etc. 867; grudge, begrudge; not be able to find it in one's heart to, not have the stomach to.    demur, stick at, scruple, ... show more

Dutch: huiveren, stuipen

3 shrink

Reduce in size; reduce physically:
— Hot water will shrink the sweater.
— Can you shrink this image?.

synonym: reduce.

Roget 36: decrease, diminish, lessen; abridge etc. (shorten) 201; shrink etc. (contract) 195; drop off, fall off, tail off; ... show more

4 shrink

Become smaller or draw together.

synonym: contract.

Dutch: inkrimpen, krimpen, verschrompelen

5 shrink

Decrease in size, range, or extent.

synonym: shrivel.


Moby thesaurus: Sanforize, abate, ablate, about the bush, ache, agonize, ail, analyst, anguish, attenuate, avoid, avoid the limelight, balk at, bate, be eaten away, beat around, beg the question, behavior therapist, blanch, blench ... show more.

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