shrivel up


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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.shrivel up - wither, as with a loss of moistureshrivel up - wither, as with a loss of moisture; "The fruit dried and shriveled"
atrophy - undergo atrophy; "Muscles that are not used will atrophy"
decrease, diminish, lessen, fall - decrease in size, extent, or range; "The amount of homework decreased towards the end of the semester"; "The cabin pressure fell dramatically"; "her weight fell to under a hundred pounds"; "his voice fell to a whisper"
blast - shrivel or wither or mature imperfectly
die back, die down - suffer from a disease that kills shoots; "The plants near the garage are dying back"
dry up, mummify - dry up and shrivel due to complete loss of moisture; "a mummified body was found"
Translations
يُغَضِّن، يَتَغَضَّن، يَجِف، يَيْبَس
zvadnout
krølle sammen
skrælna
kurumaksararıp solmak

w>shrivel up

vt sep = shrivel VT
vi
= shrivel VI
(fig) I just want to shrivel up when he looks at me like thatwenn er mich so ansieht, möchte ich am liebsten in den Boden versinken; he just shrivelled up when the boss questioned himbei den Fragen des Chefs wurde er ganz klein

shrivel

(ˈʃrivl) past tense, past participle ˈshrivelled , (American) ˈshriveled verb
to make or become dried up, wrinkled and withered. The flowers shrivelled in the heat.
shrivel up
to shrivel. The flowers shrivelled up; The heat shrivelled up the flowers.
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