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English definition of “shrink from sth”

shrink from sth

phrasal verb with shrink     /ʃrɪŋk/ verb (shrank, shrunk)
to avoid doing something that is unpleasant or difficult: We must not shrink from our responsibilities. [+ -ing verb] We will not shrink from using force.Avoiding actionLaziness and lazy people
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