HyperDic: shrink

English > 6 senses of the word shrink:
VERBchangeshrink, shrivel, shrivel up, witherwither, as with a loss of moisture
motionshrink, flinch, squinch, funk, cringe, wince, recoil, quaildraw back, as with fear or pain
changeshrink, reducereduce in size
changeshrink, contractbecome smaller or draw together
changeshrink, shriveldecrease in size, range, or extent
NOUNperson shrink, psychiatrist, head-shrinkera physician who specializes in psychiatry
shrink > pronunciation
Soundsshrih'ngk
Rhymesblink ... zinc: 27 rhymes with ihngk...
English > shrink: 6 senses > noun 1, person
MeaningA physician who specializes in psychiatry.
Synonymspsychiatrist, head-shrinker
InstancesHorney, Karen Horney, Karen Danielsen HorneyUnited States psychiatrist (1885-1952)
Jaspers, Karl Jaspers, Karl Theodor JaspersGerman psychiatrist (1883-1969)
Menninger, Charles Menninger, Charles Frederick MenningerUnited States psychiatrist who with his sons founded a famous psychiatric clinic in Topeka (1862-1953)
Menninger, Karl Menninger, Karl Augustus MenningerUnited States psychiatrist and son of Charles Menninger (1893-1990)
Menninger, William Menninger, William Claire MenningerUnited States psychiatrist and son of Charles Menninger (1899-1966)
Sullivan, Harry Stack SullivanUnited States psychiatrist (1892-1949)
NarroweralienistA psychiatrist and specialist in the legal aspects of mental illness
analyst, psychoanalystA licensed practitioner of psychoanalysis
Broaderspecialist, medical specialistpractices one branch of medicine
Spanishloquero, psiquiatra, siquiatra
Catalanpsiquiatra, psiquiatre
English > shrink: 6 senses > verb 1, change
Meaningwither, as with a loss of moisture.
PatternSomething ----s
Synonymsshrivel, shrivel up, wither
NarroweratrophyUndergo atrophy / atrophy
blastShrivel or wither or mature imperfectly
die back, die downSuffer from a disease that kills shoots
mummify, dry updry up and shrivel due to complete loss of moisture
Broaderdecrease, diminish, lessen, falldecrease in size, extent, or range
Spanishconsumirse, debilitarse, encoger, languidecer, marchitarse, marchitar, mermar, mustiarse, mustiar
Catalandebilitar-se, emmusteir-se, marcir-se, marcir, mustiar-se, mustiar, mustigar-se, mustigar, pansir-se, pansir
English > shrink: 6 senses > verb 2, motion
Meaningdraw back, as with fear or pain.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s PP
Synonymsflinch, squinch, funk, cringe, wince, recoil, quail
Narrowershrink back, retractpull away from a source of disgust or fear
BroadermoveMove so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion
Spanishcontraerse, encogerse, reaccionar, recular, retroceder
Catalanacovardir-se, contreure's, encongir-se, recular, retrocedir
English > shrink: 6 senses > verb 3, change
MeaningReduce in size; reduce physically.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Examples
  • "Hot water will shrink the sweater"
  • "Can you shrink this image?"
Synonymreduce
Cause toshrink, contractBecome smaller or draw together
Narrowercontractmake smaller
depopulate, desolateReduce in population
downsizeMake in a smaller size
miniaturize, miniaturisedesign or construct on a smaller scale
reduce, scale downmake smaller
reefReduce (a sail) by taking in a reef
Broaderdecrease, lessen, minifymake smaller
Spanishcontraer, encoger, mermar
Catalancontraure, contreure, encongir
Nounsshrinking, shrinkageprocess or result of becoming less or smaller
English > shrink: 6 senses > verb 4, change
MeaningBecome smaller or draw together.
PatternSomething ----s
ModelThese fabrics shrink easily
Synonymcontract
Caused byshrink, reduceReduce in size
Narrowerflexcontract
Broaderdecrease, diminish, lessen, falldecrease in size, extent, or range
Oppositeexpand, spread outExtend in one or more directions
stretchBecome longer by being stretched and pulled
Spanishachicarse, contraerse, contraer, encogerse, encoger, mermar
Catalancontraure, contreure, encongir, minvar
Nounsshrinkageprocess or result of becoming less or smaller
English > shrink: 6 senses > verb 5, change
Meaningdecrease in size, range, or extent.
PatternSomething ----s
ModelTheir earnings shrink this year
Synonymshrivel
Broaderdecrease, diminish, lessen, falldecrease in size, extent, or range
Nounsshrinkingthe act of becoming less

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