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O.K., if the desire to knock America off its pedestal, to redistribute American income to other countries, to shrink America's footprint in the world, makes you anti-American, then Obama is in fact anti-American.
Dinesh D'Souza

Meaning of "shrink" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD SHRINK

Old English scrincan; related to Old Norse skrokkr torso, Old Swedish skrunkin wrinkled, Old Norse hrukka a crease, Icelandic skrukka wrinkled woman.
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PRONUNCIATION OF SHRINK

shrink  [ʃrɪŋk] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF SHRINK

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Shrink is a verb and can also act as a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb shrink in English.

WHAT DOES SHRINK MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Shrink

Shrink can refer to: ▪ Miniaturization ▪ Resizing ▪ "Shrink" or "head shrinker", slang term for a mental health professional such as a psychiatrist or psychologist ▪ Shrinkage, a retail term for any merchandise unaccounted for at the time of inventory ▪ Shrink, the fourth album by German indie rock/electronica group The Notwist ▪ Shrink, a Yu-Gi-Oh! card, printed in the TCG as a Shonen Jump Championship promo ▪ Shrink, an experiment from Lilo & Stitch ▪ Shrink , the sixth book in the Special X series by Michael Slade, also known as Primal Scream ▪ Shrink, an independent drama film starring Kevin Spacey ▪ Shrink, a French band of garage rock...

Definition of shrink in the English dictionary

The first definition of shrink in the dictionary is to contract or cause to contract as from wetness, heat, cold, etc. Other definition of shrink is to become or cause to become smaller in size. Shrink is also often foll by from to recoil or withdraw.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO SHRINK

PRESENT

Present
I shrink
you shrink
he/she/it shrinks
we shrink
you shrink
they shrink
Present continuous
I am shrinking
you are shrinking
he/she/it is shrinking
we are shrinking
you are shrinking
they are shrinking
Present perfect
I have shrunk
you have shrunk
he/she/it has shrunk
we have shrunk
you have shrunk
they have shrunk
Present perfect continuous
I have been shrinking
you have been shrinking
he/she/it has been shrinking
we have been shrinking
you have been shrinking
they have been shrinking
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I shrank
you shrank
he/she/it shrank
we shrank
you shrank
they shrank
Past continuous
I was shrinking
you were shrinking
he/she/it was shrinking
we were shrinking
you were shrinking
they were shrinking
Past perfect
I had shrunk
you had shrunk
he/she/it had shrunk
we had shrunk
you had shrunk
they had shrunk
Past perfect continuous
I had been shrinking
you had been shrinking
he/she/it had been shrinking
we had been shrinking
you had been shrinking
they had been shrinking
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will shrink
you will shrink
he/she/it will shrink
we will shrink
you will shrink
they will shrink
Future continuous
I will be shrinking
you will be shrinking
he/she/it will be shrinking
we will be shrinking
you will be shrinking
they will be shrinking
Future perfect
I will have shrunk
you will have shrunk
he/she/it will have shrunk
we will have shrunk
you will have shrunk
they will have shrunk
Future perfect continuous
I will have been shrinking
you will have been shrinking
he/she/it will have been shrinking
we will have been shrinking
you will have been shrinking
they will have been shrinking
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would shrink
you would shrink
he/she/it would shrink
we would shrink
you would shrink
they would shrink
Conditional continuous
I would be shrinking
you would be shrinking
he/she/it would be shrinking
we would be shrinking
you would be shrinking
they would be shrinking
Conditional perfect
I would have shrink
you would have shrink
he/she/it would have shrink
we would have shrink
you would have shrink
they would have shrink
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been shrinking
you would have been shrinking
he/she/it would have been shrinking
we would have been shrinking
you would have been shrinking
they would have been shrinking
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you shrink
we let´s shrink
you shrink
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to shrink
Past participle
shrunk
Present Participle
shrinking
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH SHRINK


blink
blɪŋk
brink
brɪŋk
drink
drɪŋk
Frink
frɪŋk
ink
ɪŋk
link
lɪŋk
nonshrink
ˈnɒnˌʃrɪŋk
outdrink
ˌaʊtˈdrɪŋk
overdrink
ˌəʊvəˈdrɪŋk
permalink
ˈpɜːməˌlɪŋk
pink
pɪŋk
preshrink
priːˈʃrɪŋk
prink
prɪŋk
rink
rɪŋk
sink
sɪŋk
sync
sɪŋk
think
θɪŋk
twink
twɪŋk
wink
wɪŋk
zinc
zɪŋk

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE SHRINK

shrimp net
shrimp sauce
shrimper
shrimplike
shrimpy
shrinal
shrine
shrinelike
shrink fit
shrink wrap
shrink-wrap
shrink-wrapped
shrink-wrapping
shrinkable
shrinkage
shrinker
shrinking
shrinking violet
shrinkingly
shrinkpack

WORDS THAT END LIKE SHRINK

after-dinner drink
bedtime drink
cool drink
diet drink
energy drink
fruit drink
health drink
ice rink
lemon drink
long drink
meat and drink
skating rink
soft drink
sports drink
strong drink
the drink

Synonyms and antonyms of shrink in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «SHRINK»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «shrink» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of shrink

Translation of «shrink» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF SHRINK

Find out the translation of shrink to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of shrink from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «shrink» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

萎缩
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

encogerse
570 millions of speakers

English

shrink
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

हटना
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

يَتَقَلَّصُ
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

уменьшать(ся)
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

encolher
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

সঙ্কুচিত করা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

rétrécir
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Mengecut
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

schrumpfen
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

縮む
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

줄어들다
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Nyilikake
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

co lại
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

சுருக்கி
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

आंकुचीत करा
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

küçültmek
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

restringersi
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

skurczyć się
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

зменшувати(ся)
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

a se micșora
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ζαρώνω
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

krimp
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

krympa
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

krympe
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of shrink

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «SHRINK»

The term «shrink» is very widely used and occupies the 9.433 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «SHRINK» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «shrink» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «shrink» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about shrink

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10 QUOTES WITH «SHRINK»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word shrink.
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Edward Abbey
A drink a day keeps the shrink away.
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Michael Bennet
Health care is much the same - the status quo is, by all measures, failing far too many people - and we must not shrink from the challenge.
3
James Broughton
Some artists shrink from self-awareness, fearing that it will destroy their unique gifts and even their desire to create. The truth of the matter is quite opposite.
4
James Caan
I went to a shrink once, but I caught him going to a fortune-teller so I quit.
5
James Fenimore Cooper
Knowledge is the parent of knowledge. He who possesses most of the information of his age will not quietly submit to neglect its current acquisitions, but will go on improving as long as means and opportunities offer; while he who finds himself ignorant of most things, is only too apt to shrink from a labour which becomes Herculean.
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Nicolaus Copernicus
The massive bulk of the earth does indeed shrink to insignificance in comparison with the size of the heavens.
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Jacques Yves Cousteau
I believe that national sovereignties will shrink in the face of universal interdependence.
8
Dinesh D'Souza
O.K., if the desire to knock America off its pedestal, to redistribute American income to other countries, to shrink America's footprint in the world, makes you anti-American, then Obama is in fact anti-American.
9
Carson Daly
A good butcher is important to have. It's like a shrink.
10
Jill Davis
I think shrinks are interesting to write about because you get to see what the character chooses to reveal, and what behaviors or stances the character tries out on the shrink that might not be part of the character's make-up outside of that room. It's an emotional test-kitchen.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SHRINK»

Discover the use of shrink in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to shrink and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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AARP Shrink Yourself: Break Free from Emotional Eating Forever
Now Dr. Roger Gould, a psychotherapist and a leading authority on emotional eating, shows how to overcome fear, anxiety, and other stresses and stop using food as an over-the-counter tranquilizer that can cause weight gain.
Roger Gould, 2011
2
Shrink Rap: Three Psychiatrists Explain Their Work
Based on the authors’ hugely popular blog and podcast series, this book is for patients and everyone else who is curious about how psychiatrists work.
Dinah Miller, Annette Hanson, Steven Roy Daviss, 2011
3
The Vampire Shrink
Kismet Knight is about to achieve her dream job - but becoming the Vampire Shrink is going to change her life. Forever. 'By the time I woke up on Sunday morning, I was excited... I was going to become the Vampire Psychologist.
Lynda Hilburn, 2011
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Shrink
This is best done by brainwashing its tough but insecure leader. As a memoirist, Wolgroch is interested in phenomena of deception and manipulation. Situational ethics on the individual level get a look.
David Wolgroch, 2011
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Shrink: Odyssey of a Therapist
The thin line between fantasy and reality become apparent as Morris's own psychological health becomes questionable.
Marvin Rosen, 2009
6
Shrink: A Cultural History of Psychoanalysis in America
How it gained such purchase, taking hold in virtually every aspect of American culture, is the story Lawrence R. Samuel tells in Shrink, the first comprehensive popular history of psychoanalysis in America.
Lawrence R. Samuel, 2013
7
Shrink Art Jewelry
Easy instructions and everything youngsters need to make super cool jewelry using shrink plastic. Full color. Consumable.
Karen Phillips, 2007
8
Shrink to Fit
Losing weight is the solution to all basketball-star Leah Mandeville's problems, or so she thinks.
Dona Sarkar, 2008
9
Shrink
Mike Brooks is upset by his guidance counselor's suggestion that he see a psychiatrist about his school problems until he meets and establishes a warm relationship with an understanding woman psychiatrist, Dr. Rhodes.
Joel L. Schwartz, 1986
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Shrink on the Loose: Therapy in Unexpected Locations
Ride shotgun with Dr. Z and enter a psychologist's world far beyond the stereotypical.
Gayle Zieman, 2012

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «SHRINK»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term shrink is used in the context of the following news items.
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Fed's Brainard cites need for biggest US banks to shrink
WASHINGTON The eight most important U.S. financial institutions may still cast too large of a shadow over the banking system, according to a Federal Reserve ... «Reuters, Jul 15»
2
Housing Authority says it's looking to shrink its workforce
Kelly said the agency intends to shrink its central office workforce by 1,000 people through attrition and the integration of some operations into other city ... «Yahoo Finance UK, Jun 15»
3
Cadbury's Roses to shrink the tub again... for the fourth time in just …
American brand Kraft made the decision to shrink the tubs from 753g to 729g, but the price will remain the same. Just five years ago, in 2010, the tin weighed ... «Irish Independent, May 15»
4
Cannabis kills cancer cells and shrinks brain tumours, report reveals
Cannabis can kill cancer cells and shrink one of the most serious types of brain tumours, new advice reveals. The National Institute on Drug Abuse in the US has ... «Daily Mail, Apr 15»
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Gartner Predicts Global IT Spending To Shrink 1.3% in 2015
Global IT spending will shrink 1.3% to $3.66 trillion in 2015 amid a strong U.S. dollar, slowing PC sales and a continued switch to software-as-a-service, ... «Wall Street Journal, Apr 15»
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Investment banks to shrink by 10-15 pct more as regulation bites …
European investment banks will shrink by another 14 percent on aggregate in the next two years, Morgan Stanley analyst Huw van Steenis estimated in the ... «Reuters, Mar 15»
7
Shrink, Don't Split, Big Banks
Some of the world's biggest banks are starting to acknowledge that size isn't everything. It's a welcome development in the effort to solve the "too big to fail" ... «Bloomberg View, Feb 15»
8
EconomyIMF official: Venezuela's GDP to shrink 7% in 2015
On Wednesday, a senior official with the International Monetary Fund, said that he expects Venezuela's economy to shrink by 7 per cent this year — a ... «Financial Times, Jan 15»
9
Cameron gives 'absolute guarantee' that army will not shrink below …
Under current plans, the army will shrink to 82,000 personnel by 2020, with the number of reserves due to rise to 30,000 if they can be recruited. Speaking in the ... «The Guardian, Jan 15»
10
Russian economy to shrink 5%, says EBRD
Russia's economy will shrink by close to 5 per cent this year, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development forecast, while average growth for eastern ... «Financial Times, Jan 15»

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