Significado de “shrivel” - Diccionario inglés

shrivel en inglés británico

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shrivelverb

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

[ I or T ] to become dry, smaller, and covered with lines as if by crushing or folding, or to make something do this:

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

[ I ] to become much smaller than is needed or wanted:

Profits are shrivelling as the recession gets worse.
shrivelled
adjective uk /ˈʃrɪv.əld/ us /ˈʃrɪv.əld/

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

(Definición de shrivel de Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

shrivel en inglés americano

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shrivelverb [ I/T ]

us /ˈʃrɪv·əl/ -l-, -ll-

to become dried out and smaller, appearing crushed or folded, or to make something do this:

[ T ] The hot sun shriveled the flowers I put in the window.

(Definición de shrivel de Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)