shrink back

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Synonyms for shrink back

pull away from a source of disgust or fear

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Live in fellowship with Christ so that when he returns, you will be full of courage and not shrink back from him in shame.
And I bet you shrink back in your seat when giant creatures jump out of the water
Hormone treatment stops ovulation and allows the cells to shrink back.
For example, in the case of a company that manufactures shoes in a foreign country, but manufactures the shoelaces in the United States, the taxpayer would shrink back their analysis to the shoelace manufacturing and that would be available for the DMD.
The world's steelmakers now produce 1 billion tons of steel annually, and it does not look like that number is likely to shrink back under 1 billion any time soon.
When the pallet is then wrapped, the film's memory causes it to shrink back and tighten on the load.
Especially the celebs like Catherine Z-J and Madonna who have babies then shrink back to wash-board stomachs.
But when I delete the macros, the files don't shrink back to their original size.
We both, for example, rely heavily on data and projections developed by the United Nation's Population Division, which in recent years has been ratcheting down its estimates of future population By 2300, the United Nations projects that world population could be below the level of 1960, and that the United States will shrink back to the population it had in 1950--only with a far greater share of eiders.
And when the extra capacity was no longer needed, the truck would simply shrink back down to a two-seater again.
To me, adventure and pressing forth is a natural part of who I am and who we are as a species - to shrink back is not an option,'' Carlock said.
Our mission for the next year and beyond is to do what we do best--to support each other, to sustain each other, and to stand in the center of the fire together, and not shrink back.
The idea to do something about the greenhouse is not a new one, says the school's building engineer, but they all seem to shrink back once they actually see the interior of the greenhouse.
Bush's formulation took many at the State Department by surprise, but Powell says it was "a statement that all of us had seen beforehand", adding: "We will not shrink back from that early clarity of purpose".