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English verb: shrivel

1. shrivel (change) wither, as with a loss of moisture


SamplesThe fruit dried and shriveled.


Synonymsshrink, shrivel up, wither


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)decrease, diminish, fall, lessen


Narrower (hyponym)atrophy, blast, die back, die down, dry up, mummify

2. shrivel (change) decrease in size, range, or extent


SamplesHis earnings shrank.
My courage shrivelled when I saw the task before me.


ExamplesTheir earnings shrivel this year


Synonymsshrink


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)decrease, diminish, fall, lessen









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