The sweater shrank when it was washed.
Meat shrinks as it cooks.
Reading: Shrink Definition & Meaning
The town’s population shrank during the war.
Hot water shrank the sweater.
The treatment should shrink the tumor.
He shrank in horror when he saw the dead cat.
He is seeing a shrink.
recent Examples on the Web : verb
The symphony’s personnel would shrink from 72 to 68.
Gilbert Garcia, San Antonio Express-News, 2 Nov. 2021
Number of districts with a majority of Black and Latino voters would shrink under redistricting plans from Evers’ commission.
Patrick Marley, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 20 Nov. 2021
Why not shrink Faye’s resentment, remove her teeth?
Cecilia D’anastasio, Wired, 19 Nov. 2021
The state’s proposal for new district boundaries would shrink the district Eads represented.
Doug Thompson, Arkansas Online, 2 Nov. 2021
With moderates balking at that amount, negotiators are weighing whether to shrink it to around $2 trillion by paring back all of its elements or by jettisoning some of them.
John Harwood, CNN, 18 Oct. 2021
Jayapal insists that her progressive colleagues not cede any more ground on the reconciliation bill to moderates looking to shrink it.
Daniel Strauss, The New Republic, 29 Sep. 2021
Authorities in the city, an aging industrial hub of 10 million people that has seen its population shrink in recent years, have also eased developers’ access to capital.
Stella Yifan Xie, WSJ, 20 Oct. 2021
Battered by years of global sanctions and consecutive summer storms before the pandemic, Pyongyang saw its economy shrink by 4.5% in 2020, an annual report by Seoul’s central bank released in July said.
Washington Post, 19 Aug. 2021
holocene Examples on the Web : noun
Instead, major networks produced shows like Cop Rock, a jaw-droppingly strange singing procedural, and Moloney, about a cop who’s also a shrink.
Vulture Editors, Vulture, 30 Oct. 2021
In the podcast — which is to say, the version that more closely resembles what happened — the person to whom the shrink is next door, in a Hamptons summer house, is reporter and narrator Joe Nocera.
Robert Lloyd, Los Angeles Times, 12 Nov. 2021
The jump from 5nm to 3nm represents a ‘die shrink’ and when this happens, more chips can be fitted into the same physical space as its predecessor, therefore increasing performance.
Gordon Kelly, Forbes, 4 Nov. 2021
Marginalized groups such as LGBTQIA+ and BIPOC have repeatedly been vocal about seeing their reach shrink significantly under the current system.
Annie Brown, Forbes, 19 Oct. 2021
Congress apportions some money to energy assistance programs for low-income households, but directors of those programs are now watching their purchasing power shrink as fuel costs keep climbing, Wolfe said.
BostonGlobe.com, 14 Oct. 2021
In a matter of seconds, the Red Sox watched their 7-1 lead shrink to 7-5 in a game that has serious playoff implications for Boston.
BostonGlobe.com, 6 Sep. 2021
In lower Manhattan, the result is an enclave shrink-wrapped in global tastefulness.
Justin Davidson, Curbed, 31 Aug. 2021
The narrator quits his job, fires his shrink, and sets off on a road trip, just as Acosta did.
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Abby Aguirre, The New Yorker, 13 July 2021
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