Shrink vs Deduct - What's the difference?
As verbs the difference between shrink and deduct
is that shrink
is to cause to become smaller while deduct
is to take one thing from another; remove from; make smaller by some amount.
As a noun shrink
is shrinkage; contraction; recoil.
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
To cause to become smaller.
To become smaller; to contract.
- The dryer shrank my sweater.
* Francis Bacon
- This garment will shrink when wet.
- I have not found that water, by mixture of ashes, will shrink or draw into less room.
To cower or flinch.
- And shrink like parchment in consuming fire.
To draw back; to withdraw.
- Molly shrank away from the blows of the whip.
(figuratively) To withdraw or retire, as from danger.
* Alexander Pope
- The Libya Hammon shrinks his horn.
* Jowett (Thucyd.)
- What happier natures shrink at with affright, / The hard inhabitant contends is right.
- They assisted us against the Thebans when you shrank from the task.
* (avoid an unwanted task) funk, shirk
* (to cause to become smaller) expand, grow, enlarge, stretch
* (become smaller) expand, grow, enlarge, stretch
shrinkage; contraction; recoil
(slang, sometimes, pejorative) A psychiatrist or therapist; a head-shrinker.
- Yet almost wish, with sudden shrink , / That I had less to praise. — Leigh Hunt.
- You need to see a shrink .
* 1994 , (Green Day),
- My shrink said that he was an enabler, bad for me.
- I went to a shrink , to analyze my dreams. He said it's lack of sex that's bringing my down.''
* The slang sense was originally pejorative, expressing a distrust of practitioners in the field. It is now not as belittling or trivializing.
To take one thing from another; remove from; make smaller by some amount.
- I will deduct the cost of the can of peas from the money I owe you.