English: shrink

English verb 'shrink' conjugated in all tenses

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Nominal Forms

Infinitive: to shrink
Participle: shrunk
Gerund: shrinking

Indicative

Present

Ishrink
youshrink
he;she;itshrinks
weshrink
youshrink
theyshrink

Perfect

Ihave shrunk
youhave shrunk
he;she;ithas shrunk
wehave shrunk
youhave shrunk
theyhave shrunk

Past

Ishrank; shrunk
youshrank; shrunk
he;she;itshrank; shrunk
weshrank; shrunk
youshrank; shrunk
theyshrank; shrunk

Pluperfect

Ihad shrunk
youhad shrunk
he;she;ithad shrunk
wehad shrunk
youhad shrunk
theyhad shrunk

Future

Iwill shrink
youwill shrink
he;she;itwill shrink
wewill shrink
youwill shrink
theywill shrink

Future perfect

Iwill have shrunk
youwill have shrunk
he;she;itwill have shrunk
wewill have shrunk
youwill have shrunk
theywill have shrunk

Subjunctive

Present

Ishrink
youshrink
he;she;itshrink
weshrink
youshrink
theyshrink

Perfect

Ihave shrunk
youhave shrunk
he;she;ithave shrunk
wehave shrunk
youhave shrunk
theyhave shrunk

Imperfect

Ishrank; shrunk
youshrank; shrunk
he;she;itshrank; shrunk
weshrank; shrunk
youshrank; shrunk
theyshrank; shrunk

Pluperfect

Ihad shrunk
youhad shrunk
he;she;ithad shrunk
wehad shrunk
youhad shrunk
theyhad shrunk

Conditional

Present

Iwould shrink
youwould shrink
he;she;itwould shrink
wewould shrink
youwould shrink
theywould shrink

Perfect

Iwould have shrunk
youwould have shrunk
he;she;itwould have shrunk
wewould have shrunk
youwould have shrunk
theywould have shrunk

Imperative

youshrink
weLet's shrink
youshrink

Progressive (Continuous) Forms

Indicative

Present

Iam shrinking
youare shrinking
he;she;itis shrinking
weare shrinking
youare shrinking
theyare shrinking

Perfect

Ihave been shrinking
youhave been shrinking
he;she;ithas been shrinking
wehave been shrinking
youhave been shrinking
theyhave been shrinking

Past

Iwas shrinking
youwere shrinking
he;she;itwas shrinking
wewere shrinking
youwere shrinking
theywere shrinking

Pluperfect

Ihad been shrinking
youhad been shrinking
he;she;ithad been shrinking
wehad been shrinking
youhad been shrinking
theyhad been shrinking

Future

Iwill be shrinking
youwill be shrinking
he;she;itwill be shrinking
wewill be shrinking
youwill be shrinking
theywill be shrinking

Future perfect

Iwill have been shrinking
youwill have been shrinking
he;she;itwill have been shrinking
wewill have been shrinking
youwill have been shrinking
theywill have been shrinking

Conditional

Present

Iwould be shrinking
youwould be shrinking
he;she;itwould be shrinking
wewould be shrinking
youwould be shrinking
theywould be shrinking

Perfect

Iwould have been shrinking
youwould have been shrinking
he;she;itwould have been shrinking
wewould have been shrinking
youwould have been shrinking
theywould have been shrinking

Verbs conjugated like shrink

pre-shrink, shrink, sing, spring, stink,

Additional Information

The form where the 'i' in the stem is replaced with 'u' is used in American English.

Phrasal Verbs

Etymology

O.E. scrincan (class III strong verb; past tense scranc, pp. scruncen), from P.Gmc. *skrenkanan (cf. M.Du. schrinken), probably from PIE base *(s)ker- "to turn, bend." Originally with causal shrench (cf. drink/drench). The meaning "draw back, recoil" (c.1300) perhaps was suggested by the behavior of snails. The slang sense of "psychiatrist" is first recorded 1966, from head-shrinker (1950). Shrink-wrap is attested from 1961.