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 for To shrink on
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Shrink \Shrink\, v. t.
     1. To cause to contract or shrink; as, to shrink finnel by
        imersing it in boiling water.
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     2. To draw back; to withdraw. [Obs.]
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              The Libyc Hammon shrinks his horn.    --Milton.
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     To shrink on (Mach.), to fix (one piece or part) firmly
        around (another) by natural contraction in cooling, as a
        tire on a wheel, or a hoop upon a cannon, which is made
        slightly smaller than the part it is to fit, and expanded
        by heat till it can be slipped into place.
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