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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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