shrink (v.) Old form(s): shrinke
shiver, recoil, draw back
1H6 IV.i.37[Talbot to all, of Knights of the Garter] Not fearing death nor shrinking for distress
AYL II.i.9[Duke Senior to all] Even till I shrink with cold
R2 II.ii.32[Queen Isabel to Bushy, of her sadness] Makes me with heavy nothing faint and shrink
TC III.iii.141[Ulysses to Achilles, of Ajax] As if his foot were on brave Hector's breast, / And great Troy shrinking [F; Q shriking]
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