non shrink grout meaning, non shrink grout definition | English Cobuild dictionary



  ( shrinks    plural & 3rd person present)   ( shrinking    present participle)   ( shrank    past tense)   ( shrunk    past participle  )
1       verb   If cloth or clothing shrinks, it becomes smaller in size, usually as a result of being washed.  
All my jumpers have shrunk.      V  
2       verb   If something shrinks or something else shrinks it, it becomes smaller.,   (Antonym: grow)    The vast forests of West Africa have shrunk...      V  
Hungary may have to lower its hopes of shrinking its state sector.      V n  
3       verb   If you shrinkaway from someone or something, you move away from them because you are frightened, shocked, or disgusted by them.  
One child shrinks away from me when I try to talk to him...      V prep/adv  
4       verb   If you do not shrinkfrom a task or duty, you do it even though it is unpleasant or dangerous.  
usu with neg  
We must not shrink from the legitimate use of force if we are to remain credible...      V from n  
5       n-count   A shrink is a psychiatrist.  
INFORMAL   I've seen a shrink already.     
    no shrinking violet  

A shrink-wrapped product is sold in a tight covering of thin plastic.      adj   usu ADJ n  
...a shrink-wrapped cassette.     
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shriek, shrine, shrinkage, shrank

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