Synonyms for Shrinks:
bypasses, shuns, dodges, shirks, circumvents, eludes, escapes, ducks, averts, recoils, sidesteps, skips, avoids, evades, abstains, declines.
withers, condenses, squeezes.
abbreviates, dies down, deflates, compresses, drains, recedes, lessens, diminishes, abates, truncates, depletes, decrements, deducts, dwindles, abridges, concentrates, curtails, erodes, compacts, contracts, decreases, shortens, subsides, lowers.
Clips, shaves, reduces, prunes, crops, downgrades, lightens, bobs, weeds, pares, tapers, trims, Culls, nips, shears, minimizes.
cowers, flinches, blinks, winces.
Waits, halts, balks, falters, hesitates, pauses, Delays.
exhausts, drops, loses, forfeits, dissipates, misplaces, dissolves, dispossesses, debits, divests.
Usage examples for shrinks
And the public must judge for themselves as to the character of a so- called " certain science," which thus shrinks from rigid examination, and dares not defend itself when publicly attacked: also of the character of its teachers, who can be content to remain dumb under such circumstances." – A Budget of Paradoxes, Volume II (of II) by Augustus de Morgan