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Noun: sinking  sing-king
  1. A descent as through liquid (especially through water)
    "they still talk about the sinking of the Titanic"
  2. A slow fall or decline (as for lack of strength)
    "after several hours of sinking an unexpected rally rescued the market"; "he could not control the sinking of his legs"
  3. A feeling caused by uneasiness or apprehension
    "with a sinking heart"; "a sinking feeling in the pit of my stomach";
    - sinking feeling
Verb: sink (sank,sunk)  singk
  1. Fall or descend to a lower place or level
    "He sank to his knees";
    - drop, drop down
  2. (of a ship etc.) go under water
    "The raft sank and its occupants drowned";
    - settle, go down, go under
  3. Cause to sink
    "The Japanese sank American ships in Pearl Harbor"
  4. Move downward and lower, but not necessarily all the way
    - descend, fall, go down, come down
  5. Pass into a specified state or condition; sink into
    "He sank into nirvana";
    - pass, lapse
  6. Descend into or as if into some soft substance or place
    "He sank into bed";
    - subside
  7. Appear to move downward
    "The setting sun sank below the tree line";
    - dip
  8. Fall heavily or suddenly; decline markedly
    "The real estate market sank";
    - slump, fall off
  9. Fall or sink heavily
    "My spirits sank";
    - slump, slide down
  10. Embed deeply
    "She sank her fingers into the soft sand";
    - bury

Sounds like: sinks, syncs, sinking, syncing, sy

Derived forms: sinkings

See also: slide

Type of: anxiety, break, cave in, change posture, collapse, decline, decrease, descent, displace, drop, drop-off, embed, engraft, fall in, founder, give, give way, go, imbed, implant, lessening, locomote, move, plant, travel

Encyclopedia: Sinking

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