shrunk vs shrank :

shrunk or shrank

The simple past tense form of “shrink” is “shrank” and the past participle is “shrunk”; it should be “Honey, I Shrank the Kids,” not ”Honey, I Shrunk the Kids.” (Thanks a lot, Disney.)“Honey, I've shrunk the kids” would be standard, and also grammatically acceptable is “Honey, I've shrunken the kids” (though deplorable from a child-rearing point of view).

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    36 solar panels installed to power the printing plant Every day you see blue sky over Smith River, the Del Norte Triplicate is saving a considerable sum on the electricity bill at its printing plant. The newspaper recently installed 36 solar panels behind the plant at 200 Timber Blvd., and since they were activated, average daily electricity costs have shrunk from $38 to $23, said Triplicate ...
    June 15, 2013 - The Daily Triplicate
  • Garrison commander takes over on Arsenal
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    June 12, 2013 - Quad-City Times
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    June 10, 2013 - CNN Political Ticker

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    June 17, 2013 - Seattle Times
  • Celebrating the life of a champion for the voiceless
    Marianne Genetti wasn't the sort of woman who shrank from a challenge. And that meant she wasn't always the most popular person in the room.        
    June 14, 2013 - Orlando Sentinel
  • Celebrating the life of a champion for the voiceless
    Marianne Genetti wasn't the sort of woman who shrank from a challenge. And that meant she wasn't always the most popular person in the room.        
    June 14, 2013 - Orlando Sentinel