Translation of shrink in Spanish:
intransitive verb past tense shrank or shrunk past participle shrunk or shrunken
- 1 (diminish in size)(clothes/fabric)
verse reducido [formal](amount/number)
verse reducido [formal](person)the blouse shrank in the wash
achicarsela blusa (se) encogió al lavarlathe total has shrunk to two/by ten per centel total se ha reducido a dos/en un diez por cientoel total se ha visto reducido a dos/en un diez por ciento [formal]the veal/spinach will shrink away to nothingla ternera/espinaca va a quedar reducida a nadaExample sentences
- The current bearish stock market, rising energy costs, and shrinking family size would all seem to counter this trend.
- Chipmakers can cut costs by shrinking the size of their semiconductors and fitting more on a single silicon wafer.
- Faced with budget deficits when he took office in 1993, Mayor Giuliani refused to raise taxes but instead shrank the size of government and slowly began cutting taxes.
- Keep in mind the material might shrink slightly.
- Will the market for printed Japanese materials shrink?
- Amazingly, when he did, the clothes shrunk before his eyes to form a perfect fit.
- 2 (recoil)recular [colloquial]to shrink back or away from something/somebodyecharse atrás or retroceder ante algo/alguiento shrink
fromsomething/ -ingI will not shrink from the truthno me voy a acobardar ante la verdadshe shrank from actually telling him he was firedno se atrevió a decirle que estaba despedidohe will not shrink from doing his dutyno rehuirá cumplir con su obligaciónExample sentences
- People no longer winced or shrunk away in fear when she passed, and the teachers no longer completely ignored her.
- The archive page has moved, and has shrunk dramatically.
- Although private equity investment in many countries was already shrinking amid fears of a global recession, it has now fallen off a cliff.
transitive verb past tense shrank or shrunk past participle shrunk or shrunken
- [colloquial]loquero (-ra) (masculine, feminine) [colloquial]Example sentences
- The other man is a shrink at a local psychiatric hospital.
- Counsellors, shrinks and psychologists are flocking to the disaster sites and the homes of grieving relatives to comfort the hurting, the stunned and the overwhelmed, sometimes with a media crew in tow.
- There's no question about it - the tax-funded mental health system is merely welfare for the mental health experts, namely shrinks and therapists.
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