Translation of "shrivel" - English-Spanish dictionary

shrivel

verb uk /ˈʃrɪv.əl/ us -ll- or US usually -l-

to become dry, smaller, and covered with lines as if by crushing or folding, or to make something do this

arrugar(se), secar(se), resecar(se)
The lack of rain has shrivelled the crops.
You ought to pick that lettuce before it shrivels (up) and dies.

to become much smaller than is needed or wanted

disminuir, reducirse
Profits are shrivelling as the recession gets worse.
shrivelled adjective uk /-əld/ us

arrugado
Those oranges were looking old and shrivelled, so I threw them out.

(Translation of “shrivel” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

shrivel

verb /ˈʃrivl/ (past tense, past participle shrivelled, British shriveled)

to make or become dried up, wrinkled and withered

secar, marchitar
The flowers shrivelled in the heat.
shrivel up phrasal verb (past tense, past participle shrivelled up, British shriveled up)

to shrivel

secarse, marchitarse
The flowers shrivelled up
The heat shrivelled up the flowers.

(Translation of “shrivel” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)