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Verb: sink (sank,sunk)  singk
  1. Fall or descend to a lower place or level
    "He sank to his knees";
    - drop, drop down
     
  2. Cause to sink
    "The Japanese sank American ships in Pearl Harbor"
     
  3. Pass into a specified state or condition
    "He sank into nirvana";
    - pass, lapse
     
  4. Go under
    "The raft sank and its occupants drowned";
    - settle, go down, go under
     
  5. Descend into or as if into some soft substance or place
    "He sank into bed";
    - subside
     
  6. Appear to move downward
    "The setting sun sank below the tree line";
    - dip
     
  7. Fall heavily or suddenly; decline markedly
    "The real estate market sank";
    - slump, fall off
     
  8. Fall or sink heavily
    "My spirits sank";
    - slump, slide down
     
  9. Embed deeply
    "She sank her fingers into the soft sand";
    - bury
Noun: sink  singk
  1. Plumbing fixture consisting of a water basin fixed to a wall or floor and having a drainpipe
     
  2. (technology) a process that acts to absorb or remove energy or a substance from a system
    "the ocean is a sink for carbon dioxide"
     
  3. A depression in the ground communicating with a subterranean passage (especially in limestone) and formed by solution or by collapse of a cavern roof
    - sinkhole, swallow hole
     
  4. A covered cistern; waste water and sewage flow into it
    - cesspool, cesspit, sump

Sounds like: sima, sink, sync, synch

Derived forms: sinking, sunk, sinks, sank

See also: sink in

Type of: action, activity, break, cave in, change posture, cistern, collapse, come down, decline, depression, descend, displace, drop, embed, engraft, fall, fall in, founder, give, give way, go down, imbed, implant, move, natural action, natural depression, natural process, plant, plumbing fixture

Antonym: float, source

Encyclopedia: Sink, West Virginia