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What is the opposite of stretch out?

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To lower in length or size
“Cut off the edges of the rope to reduce its length.”
To join together via a locking action or mechanism
“Kit saw her lock her fingers together tightly to still their trembling.”
(abandon someone/something to) To give up or relinquish control of someone or something
“The incompetent mayor would abandon the capital to poverty, neglect, and warlordism.”
To fold or bend something over, especially so that it comes in contact with itself
“Mama asks me to help her fold the sheets, a chore I usually enjoy.”
To have or maintain an upright position, supported by one's feet
“She would stand beside my bed while staring down at me.”
To draw together so as to wrinkle
“She would contract her brow after each bout, and then regurgitate what had become her favorite word.”
To set in an upright position
“They quickly come to take your order as soon as you stand the flag up in the sand.”
To reduce in volume or size by constricting
“The novel attempts to collapse each individual event into one long odyssey.”
To form or shape into a ball
“Dogs don't care if you round your socks up and leave them under the couch.”
To crouch or squat close to the ground
To curl one's body into a small space
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