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    to shrink sth

    The cambridge dictionary defines to shrink as to become smaller, or to make something smaller.

    Probably more intuitive usage it that something shrinks (clothing) but

    would it be correct to say eg. Our ultimate goal this year is to shrink the expenses. ?
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    Re: to shrink sth

    Quote Originally Posted by bester View Post
    The cambridge dictionary defines to shrink as to become smaller, or to make something smaller.

    Probably more intuitive usage it that something shrinks (clothing) but

    would it be correct to say eg. Our ultimate goal this year is to shrink the expenses. ?
    Normally, we would say "decrease expenses". I have heard "shrink the deficit".

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    Re: to shrink sth

    Thanks. I was wondering if my example could be used in spoken/slangish english. I conclude yes.

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    Re: to shrink sth

    Quote Originally Posted by bester View Post
    Thanks. I was wondering if my example could be used in spoken/slangish english. I conclude yes.
    It would be understood.

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