shrink back

1) отпрянуть, отступить назад The crowd shrank back from the sight of the body. ≈ Толпа отпрянула при виде тела. Syn : recoil, rebound, start back
2) избегать чего-л.;
уклоняться от какого-л. дела Why do you always shrink back from the possibility of change? ≈ Почему Вы всегда уклоняетесь от возможности изменения?

Большой англо-русский и русско-английский словарь. 2001.

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  • shrink back — verb pull away from a source of disgust or fear (Freq. 2) • Syn: ↑retract • Hypernyms: ↑flinch, ↑squinch, ↑funk, ↑cringe, ↑shrink, ↑wince, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • shrink back from — be deterred from …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Shrink wrap — Shrinkwrapped redirects here. For the album, see Shrinkwrapped (album). Shrink wrap, also shrinkwrap or shrink film, is a material made up of polymer plastic film. When heat is applied to this material it shrinks tightly over whatever it is… …   Wikipedia

  • shrink — Synonyms and related words: Sanforize, abate, ablate, about the bush, ache, agonize, ail, analyst, anguish, attenuate, avoid, avoid the limelight, balk at, bate, be eaten away, beat around, beg the question, behavior therapist, blanch, blench,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • back away — there s no need to back away he s a very gentle dog Syn: draw back, step back, move away, withdraw, retreat, pull back, give ground; shrink back, cower, quail, quake …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • shrink — [shriŋk] vi. shrank or shrunk, shrunk or shrunken, shrinking [ME schrynken < OE scrincan, akin to Swed skrynka, to wrinkle < IE * (s)kreng < base * (s)ker , to bend, turn > SHRIMP, Gr kirkos, a ring, L curvus, curved] 1. to become or… …   English World dictionary

  • Shrink — Shrink, v. t. 1. To cause to contract or shrink; as, to shrink finnel by imersing it in boiling water. [1913 Webster] 2. To draw back; to withdraw. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] The Libyc Hammon shrinks his horn. Milton. [1913 Webster] {To shrink on}… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • shrink — [v1] become smaller compress, concentrate, condense, constrict, contract, decrease, deflate, diminish, drop off, dwindle, fail, fall off, fall short, grow smaller, lessen, narrow, reduce, shorten, shrivel, wane, waste, waste away, weaken, wither …   New thesaurus

  • shrink — O.E. scrincan (class III strong verb; past tense scranc, pp. scruncen), from P.Gmc. *skrenkanan (Cf. M.Du. schrinken), probably from PIE root * (s)ker to turn, bend. Originally with causal shrench (Cf. drink/drench). The meaning draw back, recoil …   Etymology dictionary

  • shrink — ► VERB (past shrank; past part. shrunk or (especially as adj. ) shrunken) 1) become or make smaller in size or amount; contract. 2) (of clothes or material) become smaller as a result of being immersed in water. 3) move back or away in fear or… …   English terms dictionary

  • shrink´ing|ly — shrink1 «shrihngk», verb, shrank or shrunk, shrunk or shrunk|en, shrink|ing, noun. –v.i. 1. to draw back; re …   Useful english dictionary


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