verb (used with or without object), shriv·eled, shriv·el·ing or (especially British) shriv·elled, shriv·el·ling.
Words nearby shrivel
Origin of shrivel
OTHER WORDS FROM shrivelun·shriv·eled, adjectiveun·shriv·elled, adjective
Examples from the Web for shrivel
For some time, those contractors have faced the reality of a GOP increasingly willing to shrivel defense budgets.
Presidential power, like a muscle, can strengthen if exercised effectively—or shrivel.
However, if asked to bet whether right-wing apoplexy will grow or shrivel, the smart money obviously has to say the former.The Best Republican Efforts Are Not Enough to Defund Obamacare|Michael Tomasky|August 23, 2013|DAILY BEAST
When their fears are realized and the island looks likely to “shrivel and die” the seamen are driven to drastic measures.Must Read Novels: Ballard, Dybek, and Krasznahorkai|Jacob Silverman, Malcolm Forbes, John McIntyre|April 23, 2012|DAILY BEAST
After spinning for four or five days their supply of silk becomes exhausted and they shrivel up and apparently die.Two Years in the Forbidden City|The Princess Der Ling
An excellent dessert apple, in use during October and November, after which it becomes dry and meally but does not shrivel.British Pomology|Robert Hogg
They did not know about these scorching August winds, that might shrivel crops in a day.The Flying U's Last Stand|B. M. Bower
And while she contemplated so horrible a catastrophe, she seemed to shrivel and wilt in a furnace of secret shame.The Game|Jack London
The Bee is to her a worthless remnant, which will shrivel where it lies and be dissected by the Ants.More Hunting Wasps|J. Henri Fabre