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From Middle Dutch *scrinken, screnken, from Old Dutch *scrinkan, from Proto-Germanic *skrinkwaną. Cognate with English shrink.


schrinken ‎(past singular schronk, past participle geschronken)

  1. (archaic) to take down
  • (1539) Wanneer dijn toorne de sondaren wil schrincken. [1]
When thy wrath wishes to take down the sinners.
  1. (dated) to shrink
  • (1909) Droevige sintels schronken. [2]
Sad sparks shrank.
  • (2003) Het optimisme begon aardig te schrinken. [3]
Their optimism began to shrink considerably.
  • (2009) Ik moet wat voorzichtig omspringen met mijn schijfruimte, dus hierbij een geschronken versie van het origineel. [4]
I need to be a bit cautious with my hard drive space, so hereby a shrunken version of the original.


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