Synonyms of shrink in English:

shrink


See definition of shrink

verb

1‘a sweater that shrank in the wash’

SYNONYMS

get smaller, become smaller, grow smaller, contract, diminish, lessen, reduce, decrease, dwindle, narrow, shorten, slim, decline, fall off, drop off, condense, deflate, shrivel, wither

ANTONYMS

expand, increase

2‘the summer sun had shrunk and dried the wood’

SYNONYMS

make smaller, contract, lessen, reduce, decrease, narrow, shorten, truncate, abbreviate, condense, slim down, pare down, concentrate, abridge, compress, squeeze, deflate, shrivel, wither

ANTONYMS

expand, increase

3‘he shrank back against the wall’

SYNONYMS

draw back, recoil, jump back, spring back, jerk back, pull back, start back, back away, retreat, withdraw

flinch, shy away, blench, start, wince, cringe, cower, quail

4‘he doesn't shrink from naming names’

SYNONYMS

recoil, shy away, hang back, demur, flinch

have scruples about, scruple about, have misgivings about, have qualms about, be loath to, be reluctant to, be unwilling to, be disinclined to, be indisposed to, be sorry to, be averse to, be slow to

be chary of, fight shy of, not be in favour of, be against, be opposed to, be hesitant to, be diffident about, be bashful about, be shy about, be coy about, be ashamed to, be afraid to, hesitate to, hate to, not like to, not have the heart to, drag one's feet over, drag one's heels over, waver about, vacillate about, think twice about, baulk at, quail at, mind doing something

informal boggle at

archaic disrelish something

ANTONYMS

confront, be eager to