[ shruhngk ]
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  1. a past participle and simple past tense of shrink.

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Other words from shrunk

  • un·shrunk, adjective

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How to use shrunk in a sentence

  • Poor Anastatia, as a hare nestles in its form, had almost shrunk beneath the bed-clothes.

  • In the last few weeks his sane and normal self seemed to have shrunk within him.

    Uncanny Tales | Various
  • The dark, saturnine stranger had shrunk away into the background of his life, and no longer seemed of importance to him.

    The Everlasting Arms | Joseph Hocking
  • Digby might have been flattered with the remark, but he would have rather shrunk from the career they proposed for him.

    Digby Heathcote | W.H.G. Kingston
  • The figure of this man, who had once loomed so largely in his life, had gradually shrunk away into the background.

    The Double Four | E. Phillips Oppenheim

British Dictionary definitions for shrunk


/ (ʃrʌŋk) /

  1. a past participle and past tense of shrink

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