shrink verb (BECOME SMALLER)
The company's profits have shrunk from $5.5 million to $1.25 million.
- My skirt shrank in the wash.
- These trousers must have shrunk - I can't do the zip up.
- Have you shrunk? You look so much thinner!
- People shrink as they get older.
- Unfortunately, the world population of Hawaiian geese has shrunk to very small numbers.
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shrink verb (BE FRIGHTENED)
noun [ U ] uk /ˈʃrɪŋ.kɪdʒ/ us /ˈʃrɪŋ.kɪdʒ/