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Shrink

A slang term for the losses a retail company suffers from shoplifting. Some companies, such as grocery stores, may build shrink into their earnings estimates.
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The Spy Who Shrunk Me is slated to be released on Steam in 2018.
When immersed in hot water following vacuum sealing, the Shrink PS labels conform and shrink with the bags and packaged products to deliver a smooth finish, without the wrinkling sometimes associated with labels applied by hand to packaging after it has been vacuum-packed and shrunk.
The labels conform with the bags and packaged product for a smooth finish without the wrinkling sometimes associated with labels applied by hand to the packaging after its been vacuum packed and shrunk.
HONEY I SHRUNK THE KIDS C4, 2.25pm Stars Rick Moranis as Wayne Szalinski, who invents an electromagnetic shrinking machine.
Washington, Aug 20 (ANI): NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) spacecraft has revealed cliffs in the lunar crust indicating that the moon shrunk in the geologically recent past and might still be shrinking today.