shrink, v. 1. draw back, shy away, recoil, start back; back away, move back, retreat, retire, withdraw; balk, hesitate; wince, flinch, cringe.
2. contract, narrow, shorten, constrict, lessen in size, become smaller or reduced; shrivel or shrivel up, pucker or pucker up, purse, wrinkle, buckle, fold or fold up, wither, dry up; decrease, diminish, reduce, dwindle, decline, drop or fall off. shrinkage, n. shrink, contraction, constriction, narrowing, shortening; reduction, diminution, decrease, depreciation, lessening, dwindling, decline; loss, waste.
shrive, v. 1. (all of sinners) impose penance on,
penalize, punish, sentence.
2. (all of penitents) absolve, grant absolution, pardon, forgive, remit, excuse.
3. confess, make confession, do penance, declare one's sins, be penitent, repent; plead guilty, own up or to. shrivel, v. shrink, contract, pucker, wrinkle; wither, dry up, desiccate, dehydrate; decline, fade, waste away. See also shrink (def 2). shroud, n. 1. winding sheet, sheet, wrap, wrapper, cerecloth, cloth, cerements, graveclothes.
2. cover, covering, pall, cloak, mantle, blanket, cloud; veil, screen, shield, mask, hood.
-v. 3. (all for burial) enshroud, wrap, enwrap, sheet, cover, clothe.
4. cover, hide, conceal, shield, veil, keep dark; screen, curtain, shade, cloak, mask, hood, disguise, camouflage. shrubbery, n. bushes, foundation plantings, plantings, hedges, hedging; underbrush, brushwood, thicket, brake, Brit, bracken, copse, Chiefly Brit, coppice. shrug, v. 1. show disdain, show indifference; toss one's head, turn aside.
2. shrug off disregard, overlook, ignore, take no notice of, close the eyes to, wink at; not trouble about, dismiss from one's thoughts, gloss over, pass over, let pass; minimize, make light of, sneeze at, de-emphasize, underplay, Inf. play down; (all of illness) throw off, weather, have a light case of, recover quickly from, bear well. shudder, v. 1. shiver, tremble, quiver, quaver, quake, shake, twitter; vibrate, rattle, chatter; convulse, commove, vellicate, twitch; flutter, splutter; shimmy, wiggle; pulsate, pulse, throb, palpitate.
-n. 2. tremble, quiver, shiver; quaver, quake; vibration, convulsion; spasm, paroxysm, jerking, twitching, jerking; agitation, disquietude. shuffle, v. 1. shamble, scuff the feet, scrape, scrape along; drag, lag, linger, falter, flag; hobble, limp, hitch, scuttle.
2. hedge, equivocate, evade, elude, Inf. waffle; dodge, fence, shift, shy, parry; quibble, pettifog, beg the question, split hairs, beat around the bush; mislead, throw off the scent or trail, draw a red herring across the trail; distort, pervert, mince the truth, color, gloss over, refine, whitewash, clean up; lie, prevaricate, cavil.
3. intermix, interfile, intersperse, interchange; shift, shift about, shift around; tangle, entangle, jumble; mess, muss, clutter, litter, strew about; scatter, turn upside-down, turn topsy-turvy; disarrange, disorganize, discompose, displace; upset, dishevel, complicate, Inf. screw up, botch, muddle, Sl. muck up.
4. shuffle off a. thrust aside, put aside, cast aside; get rid of, discard, trade off. b. drag off, move slowly, move reluctantly; inch away, drag one's heels, Inf. mosey along.