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Their labour forces will shrink and the economy will slow down. Times, Sunday Times (2010)But being a member of a shrinking minority can feel like being left out in the cold. Times, Sunday Times (2007) One way to shrink is to reduce the amount of loans to households and small businesses. Times, Sunday Times (2011)So much for the idea that medieval women were shrinking violets! Words Of Love: Passionate Women from Heloise to Sylvia Plath (2006)You cannot tell people to shrink or become less fit. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Other products might shrink in size so the price can stay fixed. The Sun (2013)But the temporary work force is shrinking fast. MANAGEMENT: task, responsibilities, practices (1974)Over the next few days my tummy shrinks further back into shape. The Sun (2006)None of them is a shrinking violet. Times, Sunday Times (2016)How come government has shrunk and become more expensive at the same time? Times, Sunday Times (2007)It will shrink back to a niche business once again. Times, Sunday Times (2008)His smile vanished as my head seemed to shrink to the size of a pea inside my blazer. Times, Sunday Times (2006)But the data shows that they were forced to shrink their workforces more quickly than they had expected. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The best way to answer this is to consider where new jobs and economic activity might come from as the public sector shrinks. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The bank has already shrunk its headcount by 1,400 in the first six months. Times, Sunday Times (2011)It confirmed that the economy shrank 0.3% in the first three months of this year. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The economy shrank by 0.5 per cent in the second quarter. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Locked into declining industries and a shrinking public sector, unions have become ineffective. Times, Sunday Times (2012)In one sense, government has already shrunk. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Gross domestic product shrank by 0.3% in the final three months of last year. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The economy has already shrunk by nearly 15 per cent since the boom years. The Sun (2010)Global reef cover is already shrinking by 1 per cent annually. Times, Sunday Times (2009)A shrinking public sector is thus facing increasing demands from displaced home owners. Home-ownership - differentiation and fragmentation (1990)Mail deliveries are shrinking by 2.5% a year and this trend could increase if more companies and consumers turn to electronic alternatives. Times, Sunday Times (2007)
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Translations for 'shrink'
British English: shrink /ʃrɪŋk/ VERB
If something shrinks or you shrink it, it becomes smaller.
The vast forests of West Africa have shrunk.
- American English: shrink
- Arabic: يَتَقَلَّصُ
- Brazilian Portuguese: encolher
- Chinese: 萎缩
- Croatian: smanjiti se
- Czech: srazit se praním
- Danish: krympe
- Dutch: krimpen
- European Spanish: encogerse
- Finnish: kutistua
- French: rétrécir
- German: schrumpfen
- Greek: ζαρώνω
- Italian: restringersi
- Japanese: 縮む
- Korean: 줄어들다
- Norwegian: krympe
- Polish: skurczyć się
- European Portuguese: encolher
- Romanian: a se micșora
- Russian: уменьшать(ся)
- Spanish: encoger
- Swedish: krympa
- Thai: หด
- Turkish: çekmek
- Ukrainian: зменшувати(ся)
- Vietnamese: co lại
British English: shrink NOUN
A shrink is a psychiatrist.
I've seen a shrink already.
Definition of shrink from the Collins English Dictionary
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