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Become or make smaller in size or amount
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“Of course he also brought a determination to rebuild the U.S. Military, to cut taxes, to shrink the size of government and he went right to work to do all these things.”
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Move back or away, especially because of fear or disgust
“However, from the house to Oban on the mainland is a two-hour journey, which for some will be a major asset, although others may shrink in fear at the thought.”
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To become less in length or size
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To cower or flinch
“In a species as hungry for social interaction as ours, a trait that causes some individuals to shrink from the group ought to have been snuffed out pretty early on.”
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Make narrower, especially by encircling pressure
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To retreat from something frightening or dangerous
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To have an adverse effect on
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To adopt a position where the knees are bent and the upper body is brought forward and down, typically in order to avoid detection or to defend oneself
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Pause in indecision before saying or doing something
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To confine or keep within certain limits
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To whiten, typically by the removal of color
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Damage, erode, or destroy by friction or use
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Cause to seem small or insignificant in comparison
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A psychiatrist or therapist
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Head-shrinker
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