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"Shrinks" is a form of "shrink", an intransitive verb which is often translated as "encogerse". "Wimpy" is an adjective which is often translated as "debilucho". Learn more about the difference between "wimpy" and "shrinks" below.
wimpy(
wihm
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pi
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (general)
a. debilucho
Dave called his little brother wimpy when he couldn't lift the dog over his head.Dave le dijo "debilicho" a su hermanito cuando no pudo levantar el perro por encima de su cabeza.
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shrink(
shrihngk
)
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (to become smaller)
a. encogerse
A dryer won't make all parts of the sweater shrink equally.La secadora no hará que todas las partes del suéter se encojan en igual medida.
b. reducirse
The beach shrunk by ten feet after the storm washed away the sand.La playa se ha reducido diez pies después de que la tormenta se llevara la arena.
c. disminuir
We changed to a new service provider and our expenses shrank.Cambiamos a un nuevo proveedor de servicios y nuestros gastos disminuyeron.
d. achicarse
Meat shrinks when it dries in the sun.La carne se achica al secarse en el sol.
e. contraerse
Metal shrinks slightly in cold temperatures.El metal se contrae ligeramente con temperaturas frías.
2. (to recoil; used with "from")
a. retroceder ante
She shrank from the idea of seeing his terrifying image again.Ella retrocedió ante la idea de ver su imagen terrorífica de nuevo.
b. no atreverse a
He shrank from telling her the truth about her sister.No se atrevió a decirle la verdad sobre su hermana.
c. recular ante
Tom has a habit of shrinking from intimacy.Tom tiene un hábito de recular ante la intimidad.
d. rehuir a
Rafael didn't shrink from his responsibility.Rafael no rehuyó a la responsabilidad.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
3. (to diminish in size or volume)
a. encoger
The sun shrank my sandals by about half a size.El sol encogió mis sandalias cerca de media talla.
b. reducir
The steps taken are not enough to shrink the budget deficit.Las medidas adoptadas no son suficientes para reducir el déficit presupuestario.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
4.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(medical)
a. el psiquiatra
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
, la psiquiatra
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
I don't know how to handle this situation. I need to see a shrink.No sé como enfrentarme a esta situación. Necesito ver a un psiquiatra.
b. el loquero
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
, la loquera
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
A very informal word or phrase used by a particular group or community as a substitute for standard language (e.g. joint, john).
(slang)
Patricia graduated and immediately began working as a shrink.Patricia se graduó y acto seguido empezó a trabajar de loquera.
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