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Synonyms of shrink in English:


  • 1 the number of competitors shrank
    get smaller, become/grow smaller, contract, diminish, lessen, reduce, decrease, dwindle, decline, fall off, drop off
    [Antonyms] expand, increase
  • 2 he shrank back against the wall
    draw back, recoil, back away, retreat, withdraw, cringe, cower, quail
  • 3 he doesn't shrink from naming names
    recoil from, shy away from, demur from, flinch from, have scruples about, have misgivings about, have qualms about, be loath to, be reluctant to, be unwilling to, be averse to, fight shy of, be hesitant to, be afraid to, hesitate to, balk at
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