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See definition of shrank on Dictionary.com
  • verbbecome smaller
  • verbrecoil, shy away

synonyms for shrank

  • decrease
  • diminish
  • drop off
  • dwindle
  • fall off
  • lessen
  • narrow
  • reduce
  • shorten
  • shrivel
  • wane
  • weaken
  • wither
  • compress
  • concentrate
  • condense
  • constrict
  • contract
  • deflate
  • fail
  • waste
  • wrinkle
  • fall short
  • grow smaller
  • waste away
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antonyms for shrank

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  • develop
  • enlarge
  • expand
  • extend
  • grow
  • increase
  • lengthen
  • raise
  • rise
  • strengthen
  • blow up
  • loosen
  • stretch
  • face
  • meet
  • take on
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How to use shrank in a sentence

He shrank, as from some one who inflicted pain as a child, unwittingly, to see what the effect would be.
THE WAVEALGERNON BLACKWOOD
I cried, and shrank involuntarily, for his eyeballs rolled till only the whites showed in a way that made me shudder.
RAW GOLDBERTRAND W. SINCLAIR
With a cry of fear Valerie shrank back against the panelled wall, her little hands to her cheeks, her eyes dilating with alarm.
ST. MARTIN'S SUMMERRAFAEL SABATINI
Miss Winter looked at Etheldred reprovingly, and she shrank into herself, drew apart, and indulged in a reverie.
THE DAISY CHAINCHARLOTTE YONGE
Etheldred shrank from what she might have to behold, and Flora hastened down, too busy and too useful to have time to think.
THE DAISY CHAINCHARLOTTE YONGE
The girl—it was no other than Miss Rebecca Jones—shrank away when she recognized her antagonist.
ELSTER'S FOLLYMRS. HENRY WOOD
She shrank back, her hands locking themselves one in the other till the knuckles showed white.
ST. MARTIN'S SUMMERRAFAEL SABATINI
Perfidious Carnegie shrank from the task, having recently proclaimed the gospel of good will and harmony.
PRISON MEMOIRS OF AN ANARCHISTALEXANDER BERKMAN
More than once she resolved to tell her father her true feelings, but shrank from the ordeal.
THE COURIER OF THE OZARKSBYRON A. DUNN
But young Mrs. Haggard shrank from her touch with an almost imperceptible shudder.
THE PIT TOWN CORONET, VOLUME II (OF 3)CHARLES JAMES WILLS
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