Definitions

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  • verb transitive, of clothing To shrink in advance, before sale, in order to ensure better fit.

Etymologies

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pre- +‎ shrink

Examples

  • I would first hand sew grosgrain ribbon preshrink it, of course to the underside of the sweater fronts, as wide as the depth of the leather triangles - run it from left front hem up and around the neck to the right front hem.

    The Plan - And She Knits Too!

  • Dear ladies (and sirs), that last is reason alone to try to remember to WASH - not dryclean - your (washable) fabrics when you get them home, instead of waiting until just before you sew them to preshrink them.

    Resolved. - A Dress A Day

  • Public Service Announcement: Remember, folks, always preshrink any fabrics you intend to wash.

    Oh, yes you can. If you want to. (First in a series of exhortations to sew.) - A Dress A Day

  • You can usually buy preshrunk fabrics for home sewing as well, but when you cannot you should usually wash them before sewing so as to preshrink them yourself.

    HOME COMFORTS

  • You can usually buy preshrunk fabrics for home sewing as well, but when you cannot you should usually wash them before sewing so as to preshrink them yourself.

    HOME COMFORTS

  • You can usually buy preshrunk fabrics for home sewing as well, but when you cannot you should usually wash them before sewing so as to preshrink them yourself.

    HOME COMFORTS

  • You can usually buy preshrunk fabrics for home sewing as well, but when you cannot you should usually wash them before sewing so as to preshrink them yourself.

    HOME COMFORTS

  • Prior to this process, the leather is also heated to preshrink it, so that it will retain its shape even after extreme exposure to direct sunlight.

    Autoblog

  • Here's why: After weaving, the blankets are processed in mountain river-powered washing machines to preshrink them.

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