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What is the opposite of expands?

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Opposite of to become or make larger or more extensive
“The primary problem I encountered was having the pastry shrink a considerable amount while baking them blind.”
Opposite of to increase in extent, amount, or degree
“As the economy falters, we can expect our profits to dwindle accordingly.”
Opposite of to add further details to (information)
“Most works of philosophy that run to seventy or eighty volumes are hard to summarize.”
Opposite of to explain or provide information about something (in greater detail)
“They conspired to obfuscate the facts to the detriment of the health of millions of people.”
Opposite of to physically spread out
“Some beetles' wings fold inwards and have a protective casing.”
Opposite of to diverge into, or along, two or more separate paths
(rare) Opposite of to become less reserved in character or behavior
“As the crowds came in, she began to stress and wanted to keep to herself.”
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