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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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No wonder his thoughts were still with his loom and his money when he made his journeys through the fields and the lanes to fetch and carry home his work, so that his steps never wandered to the hedge-banks and the lane-side in search of the once familiar herbs: these too belonged to the past, from which his life had shrunk away, like a rivulet that has sunk far down from the grassy fringe of its old breadth into a little shivering thread, that cuts a groove for itself in the barren sand.
The first I knew, Lop-Ear had shrunk away to one side and was crouching low against the bank.
For some time I have shrunk from writing to you, because I have shrunk even from the appearance of wishing to thrust myself before you, and so repeating my original error.
Following the printing, a seam is created to wrap around a physical object and then it is shrunk by heat.
said it continued to nd evidence that commonly-bought items such as tea, cheese and washing powder had shrunk - and in some cases actually increased in price.
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.