shrivel

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To collapse inward; to crumble

I saw him shrivel on the ground in fear.

To become wrinkled

His fingers were shriveled from being in the bath for too long.

to draw or be drawn into wrinkles
{v} to contract or run up into wrinkles
To cause to shrivel or contract; to cause to shrink onto corruptions
shriv·el shrivels shrivelling shrivelled in AM, use shriveling, shriveled When something shrivels or when something shrivels it, it becomes dryer and smaller, often with lines in its surface, as a result of losing the water it contains. The plant shrivels and dies. dry weather that shrivelled this summer's crops. Shrivel up means the same as shrivel. The leaves started to shrivel up. + shrivelled shriv·elled It looked old and shrivelled. if something shrivels, or if it is shrivelled, it becomes smaller and its surface becomes covered in lines because it is very dry or old (Perhaps from a language)
{f} shrink and dry up, wither; cause to wither, cause to dry out; dwindle, decline, decrease in strength or intensity
wither, especially with a loss of moisture; "The fruit dried and shriveled
wither, especially with a loss of moisture; "The fruit dried and shriveled"
To draw, or be drawn, into wrinkles; to shrink, and form corrugations; as, a leaf shriveles in the hot sun; the skin shrivels with age; often with up
decrease in size, range, or extent; "His earnings shrank"; "My courage shrivelled when I saw the task before me"
shrivel up
wither, especially with a loss of moisture; "The fruit dried and shriveled"
shriveled
Simple past tense and past participle of shrivel
shrivelled
Wrinkled because the volume has reduced while the surface area of the outer layer has remained constant

A prune is a shrivelled plum.

shrivelled
Collapsed in size

His insults, from someone I respect so much, make me want to shrivel up and die.

shrivelled
Simple past tense and past participle of shrivel
shrivelling
Present participle of shrivel
shrivels
Third-person singular simple present indicative form of shrivel
shriveled
Starkie; "he did well despite hiswithered arm"; "a wizened little man with frizzy gray hair
shriveled
lean and wrinkled by shrinkage as from age or illness; "the old woman's shriveled skin"; "he looked shriveled and ill"; "a shrunken old man"; "a lanky scarecrow of a man with withered face and lantern jaws"-W
shriveled
{s} wrinkled and shrunken, dried out, withered
shriveled
(used especially of vegetation) having lost all moisture; "dried-up grass"; "the desert was edged with sere vegetation"; "shriveled leaves on the unwatered seedlings"; "withered vines"
shriveled
Wrinkled because the volume has reduced while the surface area of the outer layer has remained constant
shriveled
reduced in efficacy or vitality or intensity; "our shriveled receipts during the storm"; "as the project wore on she found her enthusiasm shriveled"; "the dollar's shrunken buying power"
shriveled
Collapsed in size
shriveled
past of shrivel
shriveling
present participle of shrivel
shrivelled
reduced in efficacy or vitality or intensity; "our shriveled receipts during the storm"; "as the project wore on she found her enthusiasm shriveled"; "the dollar's shrunken buying power"
shrivelled
lean and wrinkled by shrinkage as from age or illness; "the old woman's shriveled skin"; "he looked shriveled and ill"; "a shrunken old man"; "a lanky scarecrow of a man with withered face and lantern jaws"-W F Starkie; "he did well despite his withered arm"; "a wizened little man with frizzy gray hair"
shrivelled
past of shrivel
shrivelled
(used especially of vegetation) having lost all moisture; "dried-up grass"; "the desert was edged with sere vegetation"; "shriveled leaves on the unwatered seedlings"; "withered vines"
shrivelled
{s} wrinkled and shrunken, dried out, withered
shrivels
third-person singular of shrivel
shrivel
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