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Shrank Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    shrink n : a physician who specializes in psychiatry [syn: psychiatrist, head-shrinker] v
  1. wither, especially with a loss of moisture; "The fruit dried and shriveled" [syn: shrivel, shrivel up, wither]
  2. draw back, as with fear or pain; "she flinched when they showed the slaughtering of the calf" [syn: flinch, squinch, funk, cringe, wince, recoil, quail]
  3. reduce in size; reduce physically; "Hot water will shrink the sweater"; "Can you shrink this image?" [syn: reduce]
  4. become smaller or draw together; "The fabric shrank"; "The balloon shrank" [syn: contract] [ant: expand, stretch]
  5. decrease in size, range, or extent; "His earnings shrank"; "My courage shrivelled when I saw the task before me" [syn: shrivel] [also: shrunken, shrunk, shrank]
Shrank Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    shrank See shrink
Shrank Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Shrank \Shrank\, imp. of Shrink.
Shrank Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Shrink \Shrink\, v. i. [imp. Shrankor Shrunkp. p. Shrunk or Shrunken, but the latter is now seldom used except as a participial adjective; p. pr. & vb. n. Shrinking.] [OE. 220 catflap.bishopston.net dictd 1.11.2/rf on FreeBSD 8.1-STABLE <128430.70832.1292840063@catflap.bishopston.net>
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    • Revised data show Japan Q2 GDP shrank more than expected
      Japan's economy shrank an annualised 7.1 percent in April-June from the previous quarter, more than a preliminary estimate, underscoring concerns the hit from an April increase in the sales tax may have been bigger than expected. The revised contraction was the biggest since January-March 2009, when the global financial crisis hit Japan's exports and facto Read more on this news related to 'Shrank'
    • Municipal Market Expands First Time in Five Quarters, Fed Says
      The U.S. municipal-bond market expanded last quarter, halting a 12-month stretch in which it shrank as state and cities hesitated to run up new debt for public-works projects. Read more on this news related to 'Shrank'
    • Colombia's GDP growth slowed to 4.3 pct in Q2
      Colombia's economic growth slowed in the second quarter to a 4.3 percent pace from 4.5 percent a year earlier, failing to meet expectations as mining and manufacturing sectors shrank, the government said on Tuesday. Writing by Helen Murphy and Julia Symmes-Cobb; Read more on this news related to 'Shrank'

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