shrink from

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Synonyms for shrink from

avoid (one's assigned duties)

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God forbid that I should shrink from any human creature
3 : to refrain from doing something especially because of difficulty or unpleasantness <He did not shrink from telling the truth.
Of the top 50 global retailers who responded to the survey, the ones which reported a decline in shrink from the previous year did not construe loss prevention merely as a matter of theft, but worked across their operations to systematically combat shoplifting, employee theft, vendor loss and administrative errors.