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Definition of 'sink'

Noun

  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"
       Antonyms: source
  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
       Synonyms: sinkhole swallow hole
  4. a covered cistern; waste water and sewage flow into it
       Synonyms: cesspool cesspit sump

Verb

  1. fall or drop to a lower place or level; "He sank to his knees"
       Synonyms: 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"
       Synonyms: pass lapse
  4. go under, "The raft sank and its occupants drowned"
       Synonyms: settle go down go under
       Antonyms: float swim
  5. descend into or as if into some soft substance or place; "He sank into bed"; "She subsided into the chair"
       Synonyms: subside
  6. appear to move downward; "The sun dipped below the horizon"; "The setting sun sank below the tree line"
       Synonyms: dip
  7. fall heavily or suddenly; decline markedly; "The real estate market fell off"
       Synonyms: slump fall off
  8. fall or sink heavily; "He slumped onto the couch"; "My spirits sank"
       Synonyms: slump slide down
  9. embed deeply; "She sank her fingers into the soft sand"; "He buried his head in her lap"
       Synonyms: bury


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