名词:shrinker 形容词:shrinkable 动词过去式:shrank/shrunk 过去分词:shrunk/shrunken 现在分词:shrinking 第三人称单数:shrinks
v (pt shrank / FrANk; FrANk/ or shrunk / FrQNk; FrQNk/, pp shrunk)
1 [I, Tn] (cause sth to) become smaller, esp because of moisture or heat or cold （使某物）收缩（尤指因受潮、受热或受凉所致）; 萎缩
*Will this shirt shrink in the wash? 这件衬衫洗後缩水吗?
* The dough shrank slowly in the cold air. 面团在冷空气中慢慢收缩了.
* Car sales have been shrinking (ie Fewer have been sold) recently. 汽车销量近来一直在下降.
* The hot water shrank my pullover. 我的套头毛衣遇热水後收缩了.
2 (idm 习语) a ,shrinking `violet (joc 谑) timid or shy person 胆小的或怕羞的人
*She's no shrinking violet always ready to speak up for herself. 她可不胆小--任何场合都能为自己说话.
3 (phr v) shrink (away/back) from sth/sb move back or withdraw from sth/sb, esp through fear or disgust 退缩;畏缩
*As he moved threateningly forward she shrank (back) from him. 他步步逼近, 把她吓得直（向後）退缩. shrink from sth/doing sth be reluctant to do sth 不愿做某事
*He shrinks from hurting animals. 他很怕伤害了动物.
n (sl joc 俚, 谑 esp US) psychiatrist 精神科医生; 精神病学家.
1. After a while, I shrink into a silent indifference, and I don't want to look at the landscape anymore; 过了一会儿，我蜷缩成一团，一声不吭，对什么都不感兴趣，我再也不想看窗外那些景色了。