To contract; to shrink.
- Any of various small, chiefly marine decapod crustaceans of the suborder Natantia, many species of which are edible, having a compressed or elongated body with a well-developed abdomen, long legs and antennae, and a long spinelike projection of the carapace.
- Any of various similar crustaceans, such as certain isopods and amphipods.
- Slang A person regarded as unimportant.
- Slang A person who is small in stature.
- To fish for shrimp.