a past participle and simple past tense of shrink.
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- un·shrunk, adjective
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How to use shrunk in a sentence
No surprise then that aside from wealthy coastal suburbs, the Democratic base has shrunk to the urban cores and college towns.
I was shown how much the value of my life had shrunk on my very first day in the state system.
This is all true even as the distance between standards of living in the United States and other developed countries has shrunk.This One Picture of Telly Savalas Refutes All Fears That Progress Has Ended | Nick Gillespie | October 30, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
A 33-year-old mother talked about how her breasts shrunk after nursing her children, and how it made her feel less feminine.
Cleveland may have shrunk, but it remains relevant both numerically and as a cautionary tale.Cleveland, LeBron James, and the 2016 Republican Convention | Lloyd Green | July 14, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Poor Anastatia, as a hare nestles in its form, had almost shrunk beneath the bed-clothes.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3) | Charles James Wills
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
a past participle and past tense of shrink
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