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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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    • Peru's economy shrank 0.1 pct in June from May - govt
      Peru's economy shrank at a seasonally adjusted rate of 0.1 percent in June from May, the state statistics agency Inei said. Read more on this news related to 'Shrank'
    • UK statistics agency revises down scale of 2008-09 recession
      LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's economy shrank less than previously thought during the 2008-09 recession, though the downturn remains easily the worst since modern records began in 1948, revisions to official data showed on Tuesday. British economic output is now estimated at 4.6 percent lower in 2009 than it was in 2007. The decline had been set at 5.2 percent o Read more on this news related to 'Shrank'
    • Dinosaurs shrank for 50 million years before becoming birds
      Brooks Hays ADELAIDE, Australia, Aug. 1 (UPI) -- A new paper suggests theropods shrank for 50 million years as they assumed their new identities as feather-bearing creatures of the sky. Read more on this news related to 'Shrank'

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