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shrink

Pronunciation: /ʃrɪŋk/

Translation of shrink in Spanish:

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo (past tense of/pasado de shrank or , shrunk past participle of/participio pasado de, shrunk or , shrunken)

  • 1 (diminish in size) [clothes/fabric] encoger(se)*; [meat] achicarse*; [wood/metal] contraerse*; [area] reducirse*, verse* reducido [formal]; [amount/number] reducirse*, disminuir*, verse* reducido [formal]; [person] achicarse* the blouse shrank in the wash la blusa (se) encogió al lavarla the total has shrunk to two/by ten per cent el total se ha reducido or [formal] se ha visto reducido a dos/en un diez por ciento the veal/spinach will shrink away to nothing la ternera/espinaca va a quedar reducida a nada
    Example 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.
    Example sentences
    • 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.
    Example sentences
    • Her shrunken face is ash white but her eyes burn in recognition.
    • Her arms are stick like and her skin folds down around her shrunken body like a curtain.
    • The intense painting shows three old women with shrunken faces and clad in white.
  • 2 (recoil) retroceder, recular [colloquial/familiar] to shrink back o away from sth/sb echarse atrás or retroceder ante algo/algnto shrink from sth/-ing I will not shrink from the truth no me voy a acobardar ante la verdad she shrank from actually telling him he was fired no se atrevió a decirle que estaba despedido he will not shrink from doing his duty no rehuirá cumplir con su obligación
    Example 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/verbo transitivo (past tense of/pasado de shrank or , shrunk past participle of/participio pasado de, shrunk or , shrunken)

  • [clothes/fabric] encoger*; [costs] reducir*, recortar to shrink heads reducir* cabezas to shrink sth on [Technology/Tecnología] montar algo en caliente

noun/nombre

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