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to become smaller in size
if a substance such as metal contracts, it becomes smaller
to make something smaller or firmer by pressing it, or to become smaller or firmer in this way
if part of an object or animal retracts, or if it is retracted, it is pulled backward or inside it
formal to become smaller or narrower, or to make something do this
to become bigger or stronger and then smaller or weaker
to become smaller in number, amount, or size
the process of becoming smaller in size
the process of becoming smaller
English version of thesaurus of to become smaller
the action of deliberately dropping your microphone at the end of a speech or performance to show you think it was so good that nothing better could follow it
a dark substance used for drawing a line along the edge of each eyelid
moving with rhythm, together as one
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