Definition of shrink from phrasal verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

shrink from

 phrasal verb
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Phrasal Verbs
to be unwilling to do something that is difficult or unpleasant We made it clear to them that we would not shrink from confrontation. shrink from doing something They did not shrink from doing what was right.
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