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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (v. i.) To wrinkle, bend, or curl; to shrivel; hence, to contract into a less extent or compass; to gather together; to become compacted.

2. (v. i.) To withdraw or retire, as from danger; to decline action from fear; to recoil, as in fear, horror, or distress.

3. (v. i.) To express fear, horror, or pain by contracting the body, or part of it; to shudder; to quake.

4. (v. t.) To cause to contract or shrink; as, to shrink finnel by immersing it in boiling water.

5. (v. t.) To draw back; to withdraw.

6. (n.) The act shrinking; shrinkage; contraction; also, recoil; withdrawal.

Greek
3635. okneo -- to shrink (from doing), to hesitate (to do)
... to shrink (from doing), to hesitate (to do). Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration:
okneo Phonetic Spelling: (ok-neh'-o) Short Definition: I delay, hesitate, am ...
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5288. hupostello -- to draw in, let down, draw back
... 5288 (from 5259 , "under" and 4724 , "draw in") -- properly, draw under, pulling
back to (go backwards); withdraw (shrink from); shun; "back off," especially ...
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1168. deiliao -- to be cowardly
... to be cowardly. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: deiliao Phonetic Spelling:
(di-lee-ah'-o) Short Definition: I shrink, am fearful Definition: I shrink, am ...
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5289. hupostole -- a letting down, a shrinking back
... drawing back. Cognate: 5289 -- properly, "draw down (under)," ie shrink
(draw) back in ; movement (spiritually). See 5288 (). Word ...
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153. aischuno -- to dishonor, make ashamed
... Word Origin from aischos (shame, disgrace) Definition to dishonor, make ashamed
NASB Word Usage ashamed (2), put to shame (2), shame (1), shrink (1). ...
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Strong's Hebrew
2119a. zachal -- to shrink back, crawl away
... 2119, 2119a. zachal. 2119b . to shrink back, crawl away. Transliteration:
zachal Short Definition: things. Word Origin a prim. root ...
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2119. zachal -- to shrink back, crawl away
... zachal. 2119a . to shrink back, crawl away. Transliteration: zachal Phonetic Spelling:
(zaw-khal') Short Definition: afraid. be afraid, serpent, worm ...
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5074. nadad -- to retreat, flee, depart, stray, wander, flutter
... Word Usage chased (1), chased away (1), could (1), flapped (1), fled (6), flee
(5), fleeing (1), fugitive (2), fugitives (1), shake (1), shrink (1), strayed (1 ...
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6798. tsanam -- to dry up, harden
... root Definition to dry up, harden NASB Word Usage withered (1). withered. A primitive
root; to blast or shrink -- withered. 6797, 6798. tsanam. 6799 . ...
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7087. qapha' -- to thicken, condense, congeal
... A primitive root; to shrink, ie Thicken (as unracked wine, curdled milk, clouded
sky, frozen water) -- congeal, curdle, dark, settle. 7086, 7087. ...
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1481. guwr -- to sojourn
... A primitive root; properly, to turn aside from the road (for a lodging or any other
purpose), ie Sojourn (as a guest); also to shrink, fear (as in a strange ...
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6244. ashesh -- to waste away
... root Definition to waste away NASB Word Usage wasted away (3). be consumed. A primitive
root; probably to shrink, ie Fail -- be consumed. 6243, 6244. ...
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Library

Celsus Then Proceeds to Say that "We Shrink from Raising Altars...
... Chapter XVII. Celsus then proceeds to say that "we shrink from raising
altars´┐Ż Celsus then proceeds to say that "we shrink from ...
/.../origen/origen against celsus/chapter xvii celsus then proceeds.htm

God's Curse on Sin.
... a conception which inspires awe. We shrink from it; we hardly dare to
say Amen! to its dread utterances. We should like, it may ...
//christianbookshelf.org/percival/sermons at rugby/xiv gods curse on sin.htm

Argument. --That Christ is God, is Proved by the Authority of the ...
... Why, then, should we hesitate to say what Scripture does not shrink from declaring? ...
If the Son, why do they shrink from calling Him Christ and God? ...
/.../chapter xii argument that christ is.htm

The Image of the Earthly and the Heavenly
... And so they shrink from death. They must shrink from death, unless they will
believe with their whole hearts the good news of Easter day. ...
/.../kingsley/all saints day and other sermons/sermon x the image of.htm

The Lord's Prayer
... Therefore, they shrink from God, and turn from Him to idols, to the Virgin Mary,
or Saints, or any other beings who can deliver them (as they fancy) out of the ...
/.../kingsley/all saints day and other sermons/sermon xxxviii the lords prayer.htm

A Treatise against the Heretic Novatian by an Anonymous Bishop.
... although he is placed in such great guilt of dissension and schism, and is separated
from the Church, with sacrilegious temerity does not shrink from hurling ...
/.../a treatise against the heretic.htm

Humility
... Peter. For a man may shrink from religion, from the thought of God, from
coming to the Holy Communion, for two most opposite reasons. ...
/.../kingsley/discipline and other sermons/sermon xviii humility.htm

Another Season,
... If you are tempted to shrink or waver under them, let what follows help you to repel
and to surmount the instigation: ... Did he hesitate and shrink back? ...
//christianbookshelf.org/flavel/on keeping the heart/xi another season.htm

An Advance in the Exhortation.
... But My righteous one shall live by faith: And if he shrink back, My soul
hath no pleasure in him. But we are not of them that shrink ...
/.../the expositors bible the epistle to the hebrews/chapter ix an advance in.htm

The Name of God
... They shrink from it as something very abstruse, only fit for great scholars
and divines, and almost given up now-a-days even by them. ...
/.../kingsley/discipline and other sermons/sermon vii the name of god.htm

Thesaurus
Shrink (10 Occurrences)
... 4. (vt) To cause to contract or shrink; as, to shrink finnel by immersing it in
boiling water. 5. (vt) To draw back; to withdraw. ...Shrink (10 Occurrences). ...
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Abhor (23 Occurrences)
... 1. (vt) To shrink back with shuddering from; to regard with horror or detestation;
to feel excessive repugnance toward; to detest to extremity; to loathe. ...
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Revolt (18 Occurrences)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary 1. (n.) To turn away; to abandon or reject something;
specifically, to turn away, or shrink, with abhorrence. ...
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Declaring (48 Occurrences)
... Acts 20:20 how I didn't shrink from declaring to you anything that was profitable,
teaching you publicly and from house to house, (WEB WEY ASV NAS RSV). ...
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Shrivel (3 Occurrences)
... 1. (vi) To draw, or be drawn, into wrinkles; to shrink, and form corrugations; as,
a leaf shrivels in the hot sun; the skin shrivels with age; -- often with up ...
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Shrines (40 Occurrences)

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Bringeth (313 Occurrences)
... (DBY). Numbers 5:22 and this water that bringeth the curse shall enter into thy
bowels, to make the belly to swell, and the thigh to shrink. ...
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Quail (5 Occurrences)
... to become cast down; to sink under trial or apprehension of danger; to lose the
spirit and power of resistance; to lose heart; to give way; to shrink; to cower ...
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Victory (71 Occurrences)
... over him because of the blood of the Lamb and of the testimony which they have borne,
and because they held their lives cheap and did not shrink even from death ...
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Knees (47 Occurrences)
... It is, eg, a very frequent symptom of the disease known in the Orient as beriberi,
when the muscles of the lower leg shrink to such a degree as to render ...
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Bible Concordance
Shrink (10 Occurrences)

Acts 20:20 how I didn't shrink from declaring to you anything that was profitable, teaching you publicly and from house to house,
(WEB NAS RSV)

Acts 20:27 for I didn't shrink from declaring to you the whole counsel of God.
(WEB NAS RSV)

Hebrews 10:38 But the righteous will live by faith. If he shrinks back, my soul has no pleasure in him."
(Root in WEB WEY ASV NAS RSV NIV)

Hebrews 10:39 But we are not of those who shrink back to destruction, but of those who have faith to the saving of the soul.
(WEB WEY ASV NAS RSV NIV)

1 John 2:28 And now, dear children, continue in union with Him; so that, if He re-appears, we may have perfect confidence, and may not shrink away in shame from His presence at His Coming.
(WEY NAS RSV)

Revelation 12:11 But they have gained the victory over him because of the blood of the Lamb and of the testimony which they have borne, and because they held their lives cheap and did not shrink even from death.
(WEY NIV)

Numbers 5:21 then the priest shall adjure the woman with the oath of cursing, and the priest shall say unto the woman: Jehovah make thee a curse and an oath among thy people, when Jehovah doth make thy thigh to shrink, and thy belly to swell;
(DBY)

Numbers 5:22 and this water that bringeth the curse shall enter into thy bowels, to make the belly to swell, and the thigh to shrink. And the woman shall say, Amen, amen.
(DBY)

Numbers 5:27 And when he hath made her to drink the water, then it shall come to pass, if she have been defiled, and have committed unfaithfulness against her husband, that the water that bringeth the curse shall enter into her, for bitterness, and her belly shall swell, and her thigh shall shrink; and the woman shall become a curse among her people.
(DBY)

Nahum 3:7 It will happen that all those who look at you will flee from you, and say,'Nineveh is laid waste! Who will mourn for her?' Where will I seek comforters for you?"
(See NAS RSV)

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