Countries concerned about shrinking populations, he concluded, must find ways to help working mothers.
On the day before the big vote, Governor Walker leads Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett by just three points, and the gap was shrinking.
Nothing fundamental has changed about Greece, or Spain—countries with 24 percent unemployment and shrinking economies.
Take, for example, Ending Spending, an organization dedicated to shrinking the government.
Mountains would also "notice"—that is why their snowpacks are shrinking, and melting into the sea.
There was a shrinking from the economic hardships that war would entail.
"No, no," she gasped, shrinking into the corner of the carriage.
The girls, frightened, were shrinking together; even Rebekah was afraid at the great and mighty name of Messenger.
The mob was dissolving into thin smoke, and the horizon was shrinking.
Cally, after the first shrinking, was possessed by a sense of anti-climax.
Old English scrincan "to draw in the limbs, contract, shrivel up; wither, pine away" (class III strong verb; past tense scranc, past participle scruncen), from Proto-Germanic *skrink- (cf. Middle Dutch schrinken), probably from PIE root *(s)ker- (3) "to turn, bend."
Originally with causal shrench (cf. drink/drench). Sense of "become reduced in size" recorded from late 13c. The meaning "draw back, recoil" (early 14c.) perhaps was suggested by the behavior of snails. Transitive sense, "cause to shrink" is from late 14c. Shrink-wrap is attested from 1961 (shrinking-wrap from 1959). Shrinking violet "shy person" attested from 1882.