Translation of shrink in Spanish:
intransitive verb past tense shrank or shrunk past participle shrunk or shrunken
- 1 (diminish in size)(clothes/fabric)(meat)achicarse(wood/metal)contraerse(area)reducirseverse reducido [formal](amount/number)reducirseverse reducido [formal](person)the blouse shrank in the washachicarsethe total has shrunk to two/by ten per centla blusa (se) encogió al lavarlathe veal/spinach will shrink away to nothingel total se ha reducido or [formal] se ha visto reducido a dos/en un diez por cientola 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) to shrink back o away from something/somebodyto shrinkecharse atrás or retroceder ante algo/alguien
fromsomething/ -ingI will not shrink from the truthshe shrank from actually telling him he was firedno me voy a acobardar ante la verdadhe will not shrink from doing his dutyno se atrevió a decirle que estaba despedidono 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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