Definition of 'sink'
- 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; "the ocean is a sink for carbon dioxide"
- 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
- a covered cistern; waste water and sewage flow into it
Synonyms: cesspool cesspit sump
- fall or drop to a lower place or level; "He sank to his knees"
Synonyms: drop drop down
- cause to sink; "The Japanese sank American ships in Pearl Harbor"
- pass into a specified state or condition; "He sank into Nirvana"
Synonyms: pass lapse
- go under, "The raft sank and its occupants drowned"
Synonyms: settle go down go under
Antonyms: float swim
- descend into or as if into some soft substance or place; "He sank into bed"; "She subsided into the chair"
- appear to move downward; "The sun dipped below the horizon"; "The setting sun sank below the tree line"
- fall heavily or suddenly; decline markedly; "The real estate market fell off"
Synonyms: slump fall off
- fall or sink heavily; "He slumped onto the couch"; "My spirits sank"
Synonyms: slump slide down
- embed deeply; "She sank her fingers into the soft sand"; "He buried his head in her lap"