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shrink
British English: /ʃrɪŋk/
American English: /ʃrɪŋk/

Translation of shrink in German:

intransitive verb shrankPronunciation: /ʃræŋk/, shrunkPronunciation: /ʃrʌŋk/

  • 2 (recoil)
    sich zusammenkauern
    shrink from somebody/something
    vor jemandem zurückweichen/vor etwas Dat. zurückschrecken
    shrink from doing something
    sich scheuen, etwas zu tun
    violet 1 1

transitive verb shrank, shrunk

  • sich zusammenziehen lassen (Metall, Holz)
    einlaufen lassen (Textilien)

noun

  • 1 (act)
    Schrumpfen Neutr.
    (of fabric) Einlaufen Neutr.
  • 3 [informal] (psychiatrist)
    Seelendoktor Mask.

Phrasal verbs

shrink away

1 (recoil)
zurückweichen (from vor) + Dat.
2 (grow smaller)

shrink back

zurückweichen (from vor) + Dat.
shrink back from something/doing something [figurative]
vor etwas Dat. zurückschrecken/sich scheuen, etwas zu tun
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