Share this entry

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

Translation of shrink in Italian:

noun

[informal]
  • (psychoanalyst, psychiatrist)
    strizzacervelli (masculine) e (feminine)

transitive verb pass. shrank p.pass. shrunk o shrunken

  • fare restringere
    (fabric)
    fare stagionare
    (wood)
    (Anthropology) (head)

intransitive verb pass. shrank p.pass. shrunk o shrunken

  • 1
    (fabric)
    restringersi, ritirarsi
    (timber)
    ritirarsi, seccare
    (piece of dough, meat)
    ridursi
    (forest, area of land)
    ritirarsi
    (boundaries)
    avvicinarsi, restringersi
    (economy, sales)
    (resources, funds)
    restringersi, diminuire
    (old person, body)
    rattrappirsi
    the staff has shrunk from 200 to 50
    il personale è sceso da 200 a 50
    to have shrunk to nothing
    (team, household)
    essere ridotto a poche persone o a quattro gatti
    [informal]
    (person)
    essere solo pelle e ossa

Phrasal verbs

shrink back

to shrink back in horror
indietreggiare per la paura

Definition of shrink in:

Share this entry

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

QUIZ


    Next Score:
    Word of the day coiffeur
    Pronunciation: kwɑːˈfəː
    noun
    a hairdresser