UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈʃrʌŋk/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ʃrʌŋk/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(shrungk)

From the verb shrink: (⇒ conjugate)
shrunk is: Click the infinitive to see all available inflections
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed." (Nonstandard)
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."

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shrunk /ʃrʌŋk/USA pronunciation   v. 
  1. a pp. and pt. of shrink.

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shrunk  (shrungk),USA pronunciation v. 
  1. a pp. and pt. of  shrink. 

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shrunk /ʃrʌŋk/ vb
  1. a past participle and past tense of shrink
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shrink /ʃrɪŋk/USA pronunciation   v.,  shrank /ʃræŋk/USA pronunciation  or, often, shrunk /ʃrʌŋk/USA pronunciation  ; shrunk or shrunk•en /ˈʃrʌŋkən/USA pronunciation  ;
shrink•ing, n. 

  1. to (cause to) contract or lessen in size: [no object]clothes that shrink if washed in hot water.[+ object]Hot water will shrink some of those clothes.
  2. to (cause to) become reduced in extent, amount, or value: [no object]The bank's resources are shrinking.[+ object]Inflation and taxation are shrinking our resources.
  3. to draw back;
    move back suddenly, as in horror:[no object;  (~ + back)]to shrink from danger; She shrank back in her seat as the horror movie got even nastier.

n. [countable]
  1. Slang Termsa psychotherapist, psychiatrist, or psychoanalyst.
shrink•a•ble, adj. 

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
shrink  (shringk),USA pronunciation v.,  shrank  or, often, shrunk;
  or shrunk•en;

  1. to draw back, as in retreat or avoidance:to shrink from danger; to shrink from contact.
  2. to contract or lessen in size, as from exposure to conditions of temperature or moisture:This cloth will not shrink if washed in lukewarm water.
  3. to become reduced in extent or compass.

  1. to cause to shrink or contract;
  2. Textilesto cause (a fabric) to contract during finishing, thus preventing shrinkage, during laundering, of the garments made from it.

  1. an act or instance of shrinking.
  2. a shrinking movement.
  3. shrinkage.
  4. Slang TermsAlso,  shrinker. Also called  head shrinker. a psychotherapist, psychiatrist, or psychoanalyst.
shrinka•ble, adj. 
shrinking•ly, adv. 
  • bef. 900; 1955–60 for def. 9; Middle English schrinken, Old English scrincan; cognate with Middle Dutch schrinken, Swedish skrynka to shrink, Norwegian skrukka old shrunken woman
    • 1.See corresponding entry in Unabridged withdraw, recoil, quail. See  wince. 
    • 3.See corresponding entry in Unabridged See  decrease. 
    • 3.See corresponding entry in Unabridged increase.

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
shrink /ʃrɪŋk/ vb (shrinks, shrinking, shrank, shrunk, shrunk, shrunken)
  1. to contract or cause to contract as from wetness, heat, cold, etc
  2. to become or cause to become smaller in size
  3. (intransitive) often followed by from: to recoil or withdraw: to shrink from the sight of blood
  4. to feel great reluctance (at)
  1. the act or an instance of shrinking
  2. slang a psychiatrist
Etymology: Old English scrincan; related to Old Norse skrokkr torso, Old Swedish skrunkin wrinkled, Old Norse hrukka a crease, Icelandic skrukka wrinkled woman

ˈshrinkable adj ˈshrinker n ˈshrinking adj
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