Definition for shrunk (2 of 2)
verb (used without object), shrank or, often, shrunk; shrunk or shrunk·en; shrink·ing.
verb (used with object), shrank or, often, shrunk; shrunk or shrunk·en; shrink·ing.
Origin of shrink
Examples from the Web for shrunk
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|DAILY BEAST
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|DAILY BEAST
He was “overwhelmed by the feeling” that “the Suffolk expanses” had “shrunk once and for all to a single, blind, insensate spot.”Walking In The Footsteps Of W.G. Sebald, Hiker, Novelist, Strange Genius|Edward Platt|June 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
If you had said or implied she was a lady, she would have shrunk as from a covert reflection on the quality of her work.The Flight of the Shadow|George MacDonald
Fan looked at her and shrunk away as she approached, and then turned her eyes, dilating again with fear, towards the door.Fan|W.H. Hudson (AKA Henry Harford)
She had shrunk from spiritual independence with all the obsequious arrogance of a poor relation at a feast.The Blood Red Dawn|Charles Caldwell Dobie
She had shrunk in anticipation from the questionings of her own family, now she would be spared these for a while longer.Aletta|Bertram Mitford
He shrunk from my embrace as if I were an apparition or impostor.Edgar Huntley|Charles Brockden Brown
British Dictionary definitions for shrunk (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for shrunk (2 of 2)
verb shrinks, shrinking, shrank, shrunk, shrunk or shrunken
- to recoil or withdrawto shrink from the sight of blood
- to feel great reluctance (at)to shrink from killing an animal