sink (Meaning)

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sink (n)

plumbing fixture consisting of a water basin fixed to a wall or floor and having a drainpipe

(technology) a process that acts to absorb or remove energy or a substance from a system

a depression in the ground communicating with a subterranean passage (especially in limestone) and formed by solution or by collapse of a cavern roof

a covered cistern; waste water and sewage flow into it

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sink (v)

fall or descend to a lower place or level

cause to sink

pass into a specified state or condition

go under

descend into or as if into some soft substance or place

appear to move downward

fall heavily or suddenly; decline markedly

fall or sink heavily

embed deeply

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sink (v. i.)

To fall by, or as by, the force of gravity; to descend lower and lower; to decline gradually; to subside; as, a stone sinks in water; waves rise and sink; the sun sinks in the west.

To enter deeply; to fall or retire beneath or below the surface; to penetrate.

Hence, to enter so as to make an abiding impression; to enter completely.

To be overwhelmed or depressed; to fall slowly, as so the ground, from weakness or from an overburden; to fail in strength; to decline; to decay; to decrease.

To decrease in volume, as a river; to subside; to become diminished in volume or in apparent height.

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sink (v. t.)

To cause to sink; to put under water; to immerse or submerge in a fluid; as, to sink a ship.

Figuratively: To cause to decline; to depress; to degrade; hence, to ruin irretrievably; to destroy, as by drowping; as, to sink one's reputation.

To make (a depression) by digging, delving, or cutting, etc.; as, to sink a pit or a well; to sink a die.

To bring low; to reduce in quantity; to waste.

To conseal and appropriate.

To keep out of sight; to suppress; to ignore.

To reduce or extinguish by payment; as, to sink the national debt.

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sink (n.)

A drain to carry off filthy water; a jakes.

A shallow box or vessel of wood, stone, iron, or other material, connected with a drain, and used for receiving filthy water, etc., as in a kitchen.

A hole or low place in land or rock, where waters sink and are lost; -- called also sink hole.

The lowest part of a natural hollow or closed basin whence the water of one or more streams escapes by evaporation; as, the sink of the Humboldt River.

sink Sentence Examples

  1. The ship sank to the bottom of the ocean, leaving no trace behind.
  2. The sink in the kitchen overflowed, creating a massive puddle on the floor.
  3. The hiking boots gradually began to sink into the soft mud.
  4. The ball sank into the hole on the golf course, securing a victory.
  5. The sun slowly began to sink below the horizon, casting a warm glow on the landscape.
  6. The financial crisis caused the company's stock to sink to record lows.
  7. The foundation of the house began to sink, threatening its structural integrity.
  8. The boat sank so slowly that the passengers had time to escape safely.
  9. The car sank into the water-filled ditch, leaving the driver stranded.
  10. The weight of the stone sank it to the bottom of the lake.

FAQs About the word sink

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The ship sank to the bottom of the ocean, leaving no trace behind.

The sink in the kitchen overflowed, creating a massive puddle on the floor.

The hiking boots gradually began to sink into the soft mud.

The ball sank into the hole on the golf course, securing a victory.