Shrink vs Restrain - What's the difference?
In lang=en terms the difference between shrink and restrain
is that shrink
is to draw back; to withdraw while restrain
is to restrict or limit.
As verbs the difference between shrink and restrain
is that shrink
is to cause to become smaller while restrain
is to control or keep in check.
As a noun shrink
is shrinkage; contraction; recoil.
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 control or keep in check.
To deprive of liberty.
To restrict or limit.
, author=George Monbiot, authorlink=George Monbiot
, title=Money just makes the rich suffer
, volume=188, issue=23, page=19
, magazine=(The Guardian Weekly
, passage=In order to grant the rich these pleasures, the social contract is reconfigured. […] The public realm is privatised, the regulations restraining
the ultra-wealthy and the companies they control are abandoned, and Edwardian levels of inequality are almost fetishised.}}