Definition of Shrivel up
1. Verb. Wither, as with a loss of moisture. "The fruit dried and shriveled"
Specialized synonyms: Atrophy, Blast, Die Back, Die Down, Dry Up, Mummify
Generic synonyms: Decrease, Diminish, Fall, Lessen
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Literary usage of Shrivel up
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1. Life in Danbury: Being a Brief But Comprehensive Record of the Doings of a by James Montgomery Bailey (1873)
"... by an oyster on its way to a funeral, and the surface will bake brown, and shrivel up in heaps, and split open, and otherwise tend to obstruct business. ..."
2. An Etymological Dictionary of the English Language by Walter William Skeat (1893)
"Shak. has shrivel up, Per. ii. 4. 9. It does not seem to appear in Middle English. It is a frequentative form, with the usual suffix -el, from the base ..."
3. My Point of View: Selections from the Works of Henry Drummond by Henry Drummond (1892)
"... of suspicion men shrivel up; but in that atmosphere they expand, and find encouragement and educative fellowship. It is a wonderful thing that here and ..."
4. A Cyclopædic Dictionary of the Mang'anja Language Spoken in British Central by David Clement Ruffelle Scott (1892)
"... TUCK UP, wrinkle up, shrivel up ; as one's calico if it fall down about one's feet ... kn, то SHRINK DP, shrivel up, curl up ; to dry, wither, ..."
5. Dizionario Italiano-Inglese e Inglese-Italiano ad uso di ambedue le nazioni by J. P. Roberts (1869)
"... V. r. tion, talk. fully. to shrivel up, double up ... grow a. d n. to shrink, shrivel up. partnership; essere ban -, to be light. ..."
6. French Roots and Their Families: A Synthetic Vocabulary Based Upon by Eugene Pellissier (1886)
"to shrivel up. Régir (va), L. regere régie (/.) régisseur (m.) régent (sm and adj.), L. re- gentem régenter (va and n.) recta, L. recta recto (m. ..."