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to shrink: to contract, to reduce, to become smaller
Note : in slang, a shrink or head shrinker refers to a psychiatrist or psychotherapist.
My sweater shrank in the washing machine. It was much smaller when it came out of the washing machine.
The staff has shrunk from 500 to 200 in a year. The management has reduced the number of employees quite a lot in twelve months.
This is an irregular verb:
I shrink / I shrank / I have shrunk
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