Part of speech: verb

To draw together; contract; diminish.

Part of speech: verb

To draw back; withdraw; recoil.

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Usage examples "shrink":

  1. Do not shrink from your ordinary duties. - "Letters of Madam Guyon", P. L. Upham.
  2. You must not shrink from me so. - "Lover or Friend", Rosa Nouchette Carey.
  3. For did I not know of my own love that it could never give you cause to be jealous, nor would ever shrink from any truth it might know of you? - "Martin Pippin in the Apple Orchard", Eleanor Farjeon.