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Between March 31 and June 31, the amount of debt held by the public actually shrank by $47 billion.

Between 2001 and 2011, cases of sex-based human trafficking shrank by 10 percent.

Denison admits that he shrank from doing the project in the run-up to his birthday last year, when he had planned to start it.

Public-sector unions grew rapidly, but private-sector unions shrank.

In the first quarter of 2011, the economy shrank at a 1.3 percent annual rate.

He shrank, as from some one who inflicted pain as a child, unwittingly, to see what the effect would be.

I cried, and shrank involuntarily, for his eyeballs rolled till only the whites showed in a way that made me shudder.

With a cry of fear Valerie shrank back against the panelled wall, her little hands to her cheeks, her eyes dilating with alarm.

Miss Winter looked at Etheldred reprovingly, and she shrank into herself, drew apart, and indulged in a reverie.

Etheldred shrank from what she might have to behold, and Flora hastened down, too busy and too useful to have time to think.


On this page you'll find 75 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to shrank, such as: wane, dwindle, shorten, reduce, drop off, and fall off.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.