shrank


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shrank

 (shrăngk)
v.
A past tense of shrink.

shrank

(ʃræŋk)
vb
a past tense of shrink

shrink

(ʃrɪŋk)

v. shrank, often, shrunk; shrunk shrunk•en; shrink•ing; v.i.
1. to contract or lessen in size: cloth that shrinks if washed.
2. to become reduced in extent, compass, or value.
3. to draw back; recoil: to shrink from danger.
v.t.
4. to cause to shrink or contract; reduce.
n.
6. an act or instance of shrinking.
8. Slang. a psychotherapist, psychiatrist, or psychoanalyst.
[before 900; Middle English schrinken, Old English scrincan, c. Middle Dutch schrinken, Swedish skrynka to shrink]
shrink′er,

n.
syn: See decrease.
Translations

shrank

pret de shrink

shrank

; pp shrunk) (tumor, etc.) encoger( se), achicar(se)
References in classic literature ?
The distant flat shrank in uniform whiteness and low-hanging uniformity of cloud.
But poor little Meriem only shrank closer to Korak and almost wished that she were back in the village of The Sheik where the terrors of existence were of human origin, and so more or less familiar.
Naturally frank and straightforward in all her own dealings, Miss Garth shrank from plainly pursuing her doubts to this result: a want of loyalty toward her tried and valued friend seemed implied in the mere dawning of it on her mind.