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)(clothes/fabric) encoger(se)(meat) achicarse(wood/metal) 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
- 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.
- 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.
- Will the market for printed Japanese materials shrink?
- 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.
- If you wash and dry after sewing up, the material will shrink and the pieces will distort.
- Technically, silk does not shrink like other fibers.
- 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.
- 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.
- Harvard, Yale, and Stanford have shrunk the amount of their endowments allocated to private equity, which includes venture, for three straight years.
- Chipmakers can cut costs by shrinking the size of their semiconductors and fitting more on a single silicon wafer.
- She had radiation to shrink the size of the tumor.
- 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.
- Clothes will shrink upon wish granting, but they never stretch.
- Instead of attacking popular federal social programs, the idea is to kill them off by shrinking the size of government.
- 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.
- Keep in mind the material might shrink slightly.
- So, let's do everything we can to grow the economy and shrink the relative size of the deficit tumor.
- Amazingly, when he did, the clothes shrunk before his eyes to form a perfect fit.
- 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.
- 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.
- He has shrunk the size of the federal government for the first time since Eisenhower.
- The current bearish stock market, rising energy costs, and shrinking family size would all seem to counter this trend.
- Some fabrics shrink or change shape when washed.
- Three thousand Opel workers lost their jobs at that time, shrinking the workforce from 12,000 to 9,000.
- The workforce has shrunk by 1,000 over the last two years.
- Chemotherapy shrank it to the size of an apricot, but David needed a specialised biopsy to determine whether the tumour was still cancerous.
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
- 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.
- Having shrunken back in fear, Anna now found the strength to straighten up again and hold her head high.
- Bruno retreats immediately, shrinking away physically and verbally.
- However, rather than capitalise on the rapport we had built up, I instead shrank back in fear.
- People no longer winced or shrunk away in fear when she passed, and the teachers no longer completely ignored her.
- 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.
- Saki shrunk in fear and revulsion as he approached her.
- She shrunk back in fear, shaking uncontrollably.
- Have we the moral courage to welcome it as an opportunity, or will we shrink back into fearing it as a threat?
- Claire wanted to shrink back in fear, she never saw anyone look so upset.
- A gleam of something shot through his eyes, and I shrunk back in fear.
- But as I grew older, wiser, the fear slowly shrunk, and the hatred took over.
- When you put them down on paper, your fears shrink.
- Although private equity investment in many countries was already shrinking amid fears of a global recession, it has now fallen off a cliff.
- Lela felt her face pale and her pupils shrink in fear, and she slowly put her project aside.
- He moved toward the couch, but she shrunk back like a startled cat at his advance.
- 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.
- I encouraged people not to shrink in fear and self-protection, but be unusually visionary and ethical.
- The archive page has moved, and has shrunk dramatically.
1(clothes/fabric) encoger(costs) reducir(costs) recortarto shrink heads — reducir cabezas
- to shrink sth on — montar algo en caliente
1loquero masculine informalloquera feminine informalpsiquiatra feminine
- A bevy of Welsh shrinks have modified an existing psychological test to identify people with psychopathic tendencies.
- I found a shrink in the hospital who specialized in treating survivors of prostitution and pornography.
- There's no question about it - the tax-funded mental health system is merely welfare for the mental health experts, namely shrinks and therapists.
- Whether it's going off to college or dumping your shrink, I think that's part of the healthy growing process.
- She squeezed his arms with what little energy remained in her frail body and went through all the mental exercises her shrink had suggested she put into practice when such episodes came about.
- Manhattan, and especially the Upper East Side, is a hotbed of analysts and shrinks who will massage the angst of those who can afford their fees.
- I end up finding out things about people that they probably wouldn't tell their shrinks.
- About twenty minutes in, I dare say this thought had even penetrated Robert's skull, and he started asking the shrinks what they all made of it.
- I know how manipulative, as the shrinks say, members of my sex can be.
- Yet if they are or were psychotic - a word the shrinks struggle to define - a parole board is irrelevant.
- The cancer patients made one thing clear, no shrinks, we want to support each other, we can relate, we understand our own needs.
- Why do you think the demand for psychotherapists / shrinks is growing and more and more people are turning to massage/yoga and other similarly relaxation-inducing activities.
- Going to a counselor or a shrink was out of the question.
- With a good referral, you can get to a shrink with expertise in this area, and you'll be back in the boudoir in no time.
- Then the shrink starts on about how at first they thought psychology was important but now things are changing.
- Counsellors, shrinks and psychologists are flocking to the disaster sites and the homes of grieving relatives to comfort the hurting, the stunned and the overwhelmed, sometimes with a media crew in tow.
- You need to consult with a kiddie shrink who will convince your wife that youngsters who call the shots wind up in a not very good place.
- This is Manhattan, even the shrinks have shrinks.
- The other man is a shrink at a local psychiatric hospital.
- There's always a raft of psychological explanations for such antics but, as with most things, it's actually a lot easier than the shrinks think.
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