Definition of Shrink back

1. Verb. Pull away from a source of disgust or fear.

Exact synonyms: Retract
Generic synonyms: Cringe, Flinch, Funk, Quail, Recoil, Shrink, Squinch, Wince



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Shrink Back

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shrinal
shrine
shrined
shrineless
shrinelike
shrines
shrining
shrink
shrink-wrap
shrink-wrapped
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shrink-wrapping
shrink-wraps
shrink away
shrink back (current term)
shrink from
shrink up
shrinkable
shrinkages
shrinked
shrinker
shrinkers
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shrinkwrap
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Literary usage of Shrink back

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1. A Concordance to the Works of Alexander Popeby Edwin Abbott by Edwin Abbott (1875)
"... her t. sad Klo;sa spread SA 30$ shrink back to ту paternal С. tHi 76 Depriv'd ut soon ofour paternal С. S. vi 59 /M /A«» ..."

2. American State Trials: A Collection of the Important and Interesting by John Davison Lawson, Robert Lorenzo Howard (1918)
"... shrink back with shame and horror. Slavery, then, is gone, and I thank God for it. I speak it now in South Carolina, and in the presence of those who, ..."

3. The Expositor edited by Samuel Cox, William Robertson Nicoll, James Moffatt (1900)
"... and who, if the vision of long ago begins to dawn again on our life and we shrink back from it so far and so fair because we feel unworthy, ..."

4. Annotations Upon Popular Hymns: For Use in Praise Meetings by Charles Seymour Robinson (1893)
"IDS. WHS' is thy faith, O child of God, so small ? Why doth thy heart shrink back at duty's call? ..."

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