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Present participle for become or make smaller in size or amount
“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.”
Present participle for 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.”
Present participle for to become smaller in size or volume through the drawing together of particles of matter
“… the sweater will shrink a little when washed.”
Present participle for 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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