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shrink [ ʃrink] vi.收缩;缩小;退缩

shrink [ʃriŋk] vi. 起皱,收缩;退缩

shrink [ ʃrink] v.收缩、缩小,退缩

Heat Shrink Tube 热收缩管

Low shrink resin 低收缩树脂

She is shy by nature and shrinks from any stranger.
她生性羞怯,怕见生人。

The little boy shrank back with a cry at the sight of a snake.
这个小男孩一看到蛇,就惊叫一声往后退缩。

We must not shrink from difficulties.
我们不应该在困难面前退缩。

Will the shirt shrink in the wash?
这件衬衣洗过以后会缩水吗?

Car sales have been shrinking recently.
近来 汽车的销售量在减少。

The hot water shrank my sweater.
热水使我的毛衣收缩了。

The productivity increase has shrunk our costs by 25%.
生产率的提高使我们的成本减少了25%

White collar workers doing routine work in government offices are, however, as likely to have shrinking brains as the farm worker, bus driver and shop assistant.
在政府部门从事简单重复工作的白领也像农场工人、公共汽车司机和商店职员一样大脑细胞容易收缩。

The rise of multinational corporations, global marketing, new communications technologies, and shrinking cultural differences have led to an unparalleled increase in global public relation or PR.
跨国公司,全球市场营销,新兴通讯技术和文化融合的发展,使全球公共关系或者说PR得到了不平行的发展。

Mankind censure injustice, fearing that they may be the victims of it and not because they shrink from commintting it.
Plato, Ancint Grek philosopher 
人类对于不公正的行为加以指责,并非因为他们愿意做出这种行为,而是惟恐自己会成为这种行为的牺牲者。
古希腊哲学家柏拉图

When a woman tries on clothing from her closet that feels tight, she will assume she has gained weight. When a man tries something from his closet that feels tight, he will assume the clothing has shrunk.
一个衣帽间里的女人发现一件衣服变紧了,她会认为自己长胖了。一个衣帽间里的男人发现一件衣服变紧了,他会认为衣服缩水了。

不避艰险 [bù bì jiān xiǎn] /shrink or flinch from no difficulty or danger/make light of difficulties and dangers/

逡 [qūn] /shrink from/

收缩 [shōu suō] /pull back/shrink/contract/

缩 [suō] /to withdraw/to pull back/to contract/to shrink/to reduce/

Just as inevitably, the retreat from predominance proved painful.
从优势地位上退出的痛苦也同样是不可避免的。
By the mid-1980s Americans had found themselves at a loss over their fading industrial competitiveness.
到了80年代中期,面对其日益衰退的工业竞争力,美国人感到不知所措。
Some huge American industries, such as consumer electronics, had shrunk or vanished in the face of foreign competition.
面对国外竞争,一些大型的美国工业,如消费电子产业,已经萎缩或渐渐消失。
By 1987 there was only one American television maker left, Zenith. (Now there is none: Zenith was bought by South Korea's LG Electronics in July.)
到1987年,美国只剩下Zenith这一家电视生产商。(现在一家也没有了:Zenith于当年7月被韩国LG电器公司收购。)

{adj: automatic, reflex, reflexive} without volition or conscious control
"the automatic shrinking of the pupils of the eye in strong light"
"a reflex knee jerk"
"sneezing is reflexive"

{adj: mercerized, mercerised} of cotton thread that has been treated with sodium hydroxide to shrink it and increase its luster and affinity for dye
"mercerized cotton"

{adj: proofed} treated so as to become resistant
"rust-proofed automobiles"
"shrink-proofed fabrics"

{adj: shrink-wrapped} wrapped tightly with a thin sheet of heated plastic that shrinks upon cooling

{adj: shrinkable} capable of being shrunk
"a shrinkable fabric"
<-> unshrinkable

{adj: shrunk, shrunken} reduced in size by being drawn together
"the shrunken dress was entirely too tight to wear"

{adj: unblinking, unflinching, unintimidated, unshrinking} not shrinking from danger

{adj: unshrinkable} incapable of being shrunk or diminished or reduced
<-> shrinkable

{n: contractility} the capability or quality of shrinking or contracting, especially by muscle fibers and even some other forms of living matter

{n: fuller's earth} an absorbent soil resembling clay; used in fulling (shrinking and thickening) woolen cloth and as an adsorbent

{n: introvert} (psychology) a person who tends to shrink from social contacts and to become preoccupied with their own thoughts
<-> extrovert

{n: psychiatrist, head-shrinker, shrink} a physician who specializes in psychiatry

{n: puerperium} time period following childbirth when the mother's uterus shrinks and the other functional and anatomic changes of pregnancy are resolved
"a perinatologist cared for her during the puerperium"

{n: shrink-wrapped software} software on CD-ROMs that are boxed and shrink-wrapped and sold in stores (implying a widely supported standard platform)

{n: shrink-wrap} the clinging transparent plastic film that is used to shrinkwrap something

{n: shrinkage} the amount by which something shrinks

{n: shrinking, shrinkage} process or result of becoming less or smaller
"the material lost 2 inches per yard in shrinkage"

{n: shrinking} the act of becoming less

{n: shy person, shrinking violet} someone who shrinks from familiarity with others

{n: tendency, inclination} a characteristic likelihood of or natural disposition toward a certain condition or character or effect
"the alkaline inclination of the local waters"
"fabric with a tendency to shrink"

{v: fiddle, shirk, shrink from, goldbrick} avoid (one's assigned duties)
"The derelict soldier shirked his duties"

{v: flinch, squinch, funk, cringe, shrink, wince, recoil, quail} draw back, as with fear or pain
"she flinched when they showed the slaughtering of the calf"

{v: proof} make resistant to water, sound, errors, etc.
"proof the materials against shrinking in the dryer"

{v: shrink back, retract} pull away from a source of disgust or fear

{v: shrink, contract} become smaller or draw together
"The fabric shrank"
"The balloon shrank"
<-> expand, stretch

{v: shrink, reduce} reduce in size ; reduce physically
"Hot water will shrink the sweater"
"Can you shrink this image?"

{v: shrink, shrivel} decrease in size, range, or extent
"His earnings shrank"
"My courage shrivelled when I saw the task before me"

{v: shrinkwrap} wrap something tightly with heated plastic that shrinks upon cooling
"shrinkwrap the CDs"

{v: shrivel, shrivel up, shrink, wither} wither, especially with a loss of moisture
"The fruit dried and shriveled"

{v: stretch} become longer by being stretched and pulled
"The fabric stretches"
<-> shrink

( Make sure you see the 3D show Honey I Shrunk the Audience at Disneyland first as it could seem rather tame after Terminator 2.)
(迪斯尼乐园的立体电影《宝贝儿,我把观众缩小了》一定要安排在前面观看,因为在《魔鬼终结者续集》之后观看,那部片子会显得相当平淡乏味。)

Education May Protect against Effects of Shrinking Brain
接受教育能保护智力免受大脑萎缩的影响

It is known that the brain shrinks as the body ages, but the effects on mental ability are different from person to person.
大脑随着年龄的增长而萎缩是众所周知的事实,但是这对智力方面的影响却因人而异。

Driving this economic transformation is the combination of shrinking computers and expanding communications, he says, adding: " We have seen only the beginnings of the anxiety, loss, excitement, and gains that many people will experience as our world shifts to a new highly technical planetary economy. "
他说,正是日益缩小的电脑与不断壮大的通讯业的结合在推动着这种经济变革。他还补充说: "我们已看到的仅仅是我们的世界向一个新的高科技全球经济转变时许多人将体验到的焦虑、失落、激动与成就的开端。 "

As it shrinks, the sea has started to divide into a smaller northern section and a larger southern one.
由于海面萎缩,咸海已开始分裂成两部分-水域面积较小的北部海域和水域面积较大的南部海域。

By targeting Alzheimer's plaques( their main ingredient), a protein called beta amyloid, scientists from Elan Pharmaceuticals, a biotech firm located in Ireland, developed a vaccine that shrinks the plaques in mice.
埃兰医药公司是一家爱尔兰生物公司。那里的科研人员把研究目标瞄准了阿耳茨海默氏病病因之一的蛋白质斑(其主要成分)──一被称为贝它粉的蛋白质。

Nor, she warns, are they always aware that in a shrinking world, polio and other infectious diseases can be " Only a plane ride away. "
她警告说,他们也没有注意到,在这样一个小小的地球上,麻疹和其它传染病可能会只隔一段飞机的旅程。

A recent study found that daily doses of lycopene, the element that ripens tomatoes and turns them red, may not only prevent prostate cancer but shrink existing tumors as well.
最近一份研究发现,每天摄入一定量的番茄红素──可使番茄成熟,并使其具有红色的元素──不仅有可能防治前列腺癌,还有可能使已有的肿瘤缩校

However, bad weather over the past few years and a shrinking amount of arable land have sparked concerns about the size of China's harvest in the coming years.
然而,过去几年的恶劣天气和可耕地面积的缩小,让外界对中国来年的收成好坏感到担心。

shrunk packaging,  压缩包装

防缩 shrink-proof

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Industrial shrink wrap equipment
工业紧包装设备

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Shrink wrap films
压缩包裹薄膜

Shrink 萎缩


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