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The good life, as I conceive it, is a happy life. I do not mean that if you are good you will be happy; I mean that if you are happy you will be good.
Bertrand Russell
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Verb

Infinitive
to shrink

Third person singular
shrinks

Simple past
shrank

Past participle
shrunk

Present participle
shrinking

to shrink (third-person singular simple present shrinks, present participle shrinking, simple past shrank, past participle shrunk)
  1. (intransitive) To contract, to become smaller, especially through exposure to cold and moisture.
    This garment will shrink when wet.
  2. (transitive) To cause something to become smaller.
  3. (intransitive) To attempt to avoid an unwanted or intimidating duty; as, to shrink from a task.

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Noun

Singular
shrink

Plural
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  1. (slang) A psychiatrist or therapist, also referred to as a head-shrinker.

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