shrink from

shrink from
Abhor, nauseate, abominate, loathe, detest, feel disgust at, recoil from.

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  • shrink from — index eschew, mistrust, shun Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • shrink from — verb avoid (one s assigned duties) (Freq. 2) The derelict soldier shirked his duties • Syn: ↑fiddle, ↑shirk, ↑goldbrick • Derivationally related forms: ↑goldbricking (for …   Useful english dictionary

  • shrink from — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms shrink from : present tense I/you/we/they shrink from he/she/it shrinks from present participle shrinking from past tense shrank from or shrunk from past participle shrunk from shrink from something to not be… …   English dictionary

  • shrink from something — ˈshrink from sth derived to be unwilling to do sth that is difficult or unpleasant • We made it clear to them that we would not shrink from confrontation. • shrink from something doing sth They did not shrink from doing what was right. Main entry …   Useful english dictionary

  • shrink from — be averse to or unwilling to do (something). → shrink …   English new terms dictionary

  • shrink from — prevent from, be deterred from; avoid, cringe …   English contemporary dictionary

  • ˈshrink from sth — phrasal verb to not be willing to do something that is difficult or unpleasant …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • shrink — [shriŋk] vi. shrank or shrunk, shrunk or shrunken, shrinking [ME schrynken < OE scrincan, akin to Swed skrynka, to wrinkle < IE * (s)kreng < base * (s)ker , to bend, turn > SHRIMP, Gr kirkos, a ring, L curvus, curved] 1. to become or… …   English World dictionary

  • shrink — ► VERB (past shrank; past part. shrunk or (especially as adj. ) shrunken) 1) become or make smaller in size or amount; contract. 2) (of clothes or material) become smaller as a result of being immersed in water. 3) move back or away in fear or… …   English terms dictionary

  • shrink — shrink1 [ ʃrıŋk ] (past tense shrank [ ʃræŋk ] or shrunk [ ʃrʌŋk ] ; past participle shrunk [ ʃrʌŋk ] ) verb * 1. ) intransitive to become smaller in size: Do you think this dress will shrink if I handwash it? Many people shrink in old age. a )… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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