HyperDic: shrink_back

English > 1 sense of the expression shrink back:
VERBmotionshrink back, retractpull away from a source of disgust or fear
English > shrink back: 1 sense > verb 1, motion
Meaningpull away from a source of disgust or fear.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s PP
Synonymretract
Broaderflinch, squinch, funk, cringe, shrink, wince, recoil, quaildraw back, as with fear or pain
Spanishreplegarse, retractar, retraerse

©2001-22 · HyperDic hyper-dictionary · Contact

English | Spanish | Catalan
Privacy | Robots

Valid XHTML 1.0 Strict