Definition of shrivel verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

shrivel

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˈʃrɪvl//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈʃrɪvl//
 
[intransitive, transitive]Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they shrivel
BrE BrE//ˈʃrɪvl//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈʃrɪvl//
 
he / she / it shrivels
BrE BrE//ˈʃrɪvlz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈʃrɪvlz//
 
past simple shrivelled
BrE BrE//ˈʃrɪvld//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈʃrɪvld//
 
past participle shrivelled
BrE BrE//ˈʃrɪvld//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈʃrɪvld//
 
(US English) past simple shriveled
BrE BrE//ˈʃrɪvld//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈʃrɪvld//
 
(US English) past participle shriveled
BrE BrE//ˈʃrɪvld//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈʃrɪvld//
 
-ing form shrivelling
BrE BrE//ˈʃrɪvlɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈʃrɪvlɪŋ//
 
(US English) -ing form shriveling
BrE BrE//ˈʃrɪvlɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈʃrɪvlɪŋ//
 
 
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to become or make something dry and wrinkled as a result of heat, cold or being old shrivel (up) The leaves on the plant had shrivelled up from lack of water. shrivel something (up) The hot weather had shrivelled the grapes in every vineyard. Word Origin mid 16th cent.: perhaps of Scandinavian origin; compare with Swedish dialect skryvla ‘to wrinkle’.
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