What does the word Shrank mean?

Usage examples for Shrank

  1. She shrank back as if struck. – Nan of Music Mountain by Frank H. Spearman
  2. She almost shrank at the bare thought. – The Way of an Eagle by Ethel M. Dell
  3. " Take them," said Lola impulsively, holding them out to her, but she shrank back, afraid. – Lola by Owen Davis