shrink back

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Verb1.shrink back - pull away from a source of disgust or fear
cringe, flinch, funk, quail, recoil, wince, shrink, squinch - draw back, as with fear or pain; "she flinched when they showed the slaughtering of the calf"
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The professor seemed to shrink back in his chair, collapsing like an automobile tire when the air is let out.
Now, the once-grand tree continues to shrink back into the soil, and eventually, there will be no trace of the Monarch, except in memories and photographs.
But, although she wants to shrink back down to her pre-pregnancy weight and shape, the blonde star can't resist tucking into a greasy McDonald's now and then.
Experts say that the uterus will naturally shrink back down to it's normal "walnut" size within six to eight weeks, no extra work necessary-which is why many doctors advise women to wait until after that point to resume regular exercise routines.
Although Khan fought the 33-year-old Canadian Lo Greco at a catchweight of 150lbs he only wants to campaign at welterweight and Brook could struggle to shrink back down to 147.
Past negative experiences with loved ones can make us shrink back in fear when it comes to expressing how we feel, or can leave us bitter of heart and soul and make us lose the desire to show any expression of love again.
Why: Cigarette smoke starves the gums of oxygen, so they literally shrink back. "It's the same process as smoking salmon.
There is proof that human livers grow and shrink back just like mice livers.
After the run's end, the organs shrink back to normal size.
The dancer added that it is a common misconception among new moms that they would shrink back to their pre-birth weight immediately.
The might of oil refiners along the New Silk Road - stretching from Beijing to Lagos - is gaining influence, especially as European suppliers shrink back after more than a century of dominance.
The young puppies who are just starting to get their head, to take that bit of responsibility and to become men would shrink back within themselves because Gerrard (above) is such a dominant figure.