shrink

shrink(
shrihngk
)
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
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.).
transitive verb
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).
noun
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).
(M)
, 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).
(F)
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).
(M)
, 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).
(F)
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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shrink
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (colloquial)
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).
(M)
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).
(F)
(psychiatrist)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
2. (general)
a. encoger
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
3. (material)
a. encoger(se)
4. (income, budget)
a. reducirse, disminuir
5. (move back)
a.
to shrink from somethingretroceder ante algo
to shrink from doing somethingno atreverse a hacer algo
shrink [ʃrɪŋk] shrank (past)shrunk (participle:past)
intransitive verb
1 (get smaller) encogerse
to shrink in the wash encogerse al lavar
will not shrink no se encoge; inencogible
to shrink away to nothing reducirse a nada; desaparecer
2 (also shrink away) (also shrink back) retroceder; echar marcha atrás
I shrink from doing it no me atrevo a hacerlo; he did not shrink from touching it no vaciló en tocarlo
transitive verb
encoger
to shrink a part on (Téc) montar una pieza en caliente
noun
(psychiatrist) psiquiatra (m)
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