In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(diminish in size)(fabric/clothes) encoger(se)(meat) achicarse(metal/wood) contraerse(area) reducirse(area) verse reducido formal(number/amount) reducirse(amount/number) disminuir(number/amount) verse reducido formal(person) achicarsethe blouse shrank in the wash — la blusa (se) encogió al lavarla
- the total has shrunk to two/by ten per cent — el total se ha visto reducido a dos/en un diez por ciento
- the veal/spinach will shrink away to nothing — la ternera/espinaca va a quedar reducida a nada
- So, let's do everything we can to grow the economy and shrink the relative size of the deficit tumor.
- The selling point for the single-chip design is not just shrinking the box size but also lower cost in producing the units because of its simpler design.
- Faced with budget deficits when he took office in 1993, Mayor Giuliani refused to raise taxes but instead shrank the size of government and slowly began cutting taxes.
- By shrinking the size of the transistors and other features etched into the silicon, more of the tiny devices can be squeezed onto a single chip.
- Chemotherapy shrank it to the size of an apricot, but David needed a specialised biopsy to determine whether the tumour was still cancerous.
- Of course he also brought a determination to rebuild the U.S. Military, to cut taxes, to shrink the size of government and he went right to work to do all these things.
- A flashing icon alerts viewers when mail arrives, and the TV screen can be shrunk to one-quarter size while the viewer reads and responds to the mail.
- He has shrunk the size of the federal government for the first time since Eisenhower.
- The workforce has shrunk by 1,000 over the last two years.
- Chipmakers can cut costs by shrinking the size of their semiconductors and fitting more on a single silicon wafer.
- The current bearish stock market, rising energy costs, and shrinking family size would all seem to counter this trend.
- Technically, silk does not shrink like other fibers.
- Harvard, Yale, and Stanford have shrunk the amount of their endowments allocated to private equity, which includes venture, for three straight years.
- Keep in mind the material might shrink slightly.
- Instead of attacking popular federal social programs, the idea is to kill them off by shrinking the size of government.
- Developments in sub-machine guns since 1945 have concentrated on bringing them closer to assault rifles and shrinking them in size.
- At the pulp mill, likewise, the workforce has shrunk to a fraction of its former size.
- Amazingly, when he did, the clothes shrunk before his eyes to form a perfect fit.
- The new process not only shrinks the die size thereby reducing manufacturing costs but will also improve speeds by more than 30 per cent, says the company.
- So the central problem is that we will shrink the workforce at the same time that we increase the number of people out of the workforce.
- If you wash and dry after sewing up, the material will shrink and the pieces will distort.
- It has argued that because of the country's aging population and shrinking workforce, pension premiums had to be raised and benefits reduced if the scheme were to survive.
- Clothes will shrink upon wish granting, but they never stretch.
- She had radiation to shrink the size of the tumor.
- Some fabrics shrink or change shape when washed.
- Will the market for printed Japanese materials shrink?
- Three thousand Opel workers lost their jobs at that time, shrinking the workforce from 12,000 to 9,000.
- He moved toward the couch, but she shrunk back like a startled cat at his advance.
- Clutching my book to my chest in feigned terror, I shrunk back in mock fear and straggled out,
- The lobby was designed so that natural light almost shrank back out of fear as soon as you reached Slotland.
- Although private equity investment in many countries was already shrinking amid fears of a global recession, it has now fallen off a cliff.
- A gleam of something shot through his eyes, and I shrunk back in fear.
- When you put them down on paper, your fears shrink.
- Bruno retreats immediately, shrinking away physically and verbally.
- However, from the house to Oban on the mainland is a two-hour journey, which for some will be a major asset, although others may shrink in fear at the thought.
- Having shrunken back in fear, Anna now found the strength to straighten up again and hold her head high.
- While other big cities see their populations shrink, foreigners are moving in to the capital and boosting the population and it is changing the social and economic landscape.
- Have we the moral courage to welcome it as an opportunity, or will we shrink back into fearing it as a threat?
- She shrunk back in fear, shaking uncontrollably.
- Claire wanted to shrink back in fear, she never saw anyone look so upset.
- But as I grew older, wiser, the fear slowly shrunk, and the hatred took over.
- However, rather than capitalise on the rapport we had built up, I instead shrank back in fear.
- Lela felt her face pale and her pupils shrink in fear, and she slowly put her project aside.
- People no longer winced or shrunk away in fear when she passed, and the teachers no longer completely ignored her.
- The archive page has moved, and has shrunk dramatically.
- I encouraged people not to shrink in fear and self-protection, but be unusually visionary and ethical.
- Saki shrunk in fear and revulsion as he approached her.
2(recoil)retrocederrecular informalto shrink back / away from sth/sb — echarse atrás / retroceder ante algo/algn
- to shrink from sth/ -ing
- I will not shrink from the truth — no me voy a acobardar ante la verdad
- she shrank from actually telling him he was fired — no se atrevió a decirle que estaba despedido
- he will not shrink from doing his duty — no rehuirá cumplir con su obligación
1(fabric/clothes) encoger(costs) reducir(costs) recortarto shrink heads — reducir cabezas
- to shrink sth on — montar algo en caliente
1informalloquero masculine informalloquera feminine informalpsiquiatra
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