Origin of shrink
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How to use shrink in a sentence
My shrink says we don’t get what we want, we get what we think we deserve.
Grocery bags and shrink wrap are too flimsy, prone to getting tangled up with other materials on a conveyor belt.Chemists are reimagining recycling to keep plastics out of landfills|Maria Temming|January 27, 2021|Science News
The FAST services are unlikely to see their ad revenue shrink this year, but their ad revenue growth may slow and their share of streaming ad dollars may narrow as more of the new money moving into streaming goes to the likes of Hulu and HBO Max.Future of TV Briefing: The ad-supported streaming war officially kicks off in 2021|Tim Peterson|January 13, 2021|Digiday
Reducing shrink is of course one way to drive down costs, and driving down costs is a basic tenet of the Amazon business model.
Not surprising, now that we paid more attention to it, we’re reducing our shrink pretty much in all those areas.
For days, the ruble has been falling and salaries shrinking; shoppers have rushed to snap up TV sets and washing machines.After His Disastrous Annual Press Conference, Putin Needs A Hug|Anna Nemtsova|December 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Mr. Wynd said the shrinking process includes filling the head with hot sand and boiling it with herbs.Dodo Bones and Kylie’s Poo: Inside London’s Strangest New Museum|Liza Foreman|November 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
For the first time in American history, rural areas are shrinking.
The already-tiny group of volunteers and health-care workers in West Africa is shrinking.
Shrinking ad revenue in the digital era has caused outlets to scale back on everything.It Was All a Dream: Drama, Bullshit, and the Rebirth of The Source Magazine|Alex Suskind|October 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
We were shown how the bowl or vase was burned, shrinking to nearly half its size in the process.British Highways And Byways From A Motor Car|Thomas D. Murphy
Ida sat down gasping, when her companion stopped, and gazed with an instinctive shrinking into the gulf below.The Gold Trail|Harold Bindloss
What had it all come to—the long pain, the persistent shrinking from this man, whom God alone might judge?David Fleming's Forgiveness|Margaret Murray Robertson
She hangs back, shrinking, for a moment, when ordered into the coach with the dead body of her partner in guilt.The Fatal Dowry|Philip Massinger
The old miser's face changed suddenly from rage and malevolence to a leering softness more hateful still to her shrinking eyes.They Looked and Loved|Mrs. Alex McVeigh Miller
British Dictionary definitions for shrink
- to recoil or withdrawto shrink from the sight of blood
- to feel great reluctance (at)to shrink from killing an animal