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sink

sink

 
 
pronunciation:
sIngk
parts of speech:
verb, noun
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part of speech: verb
inflections: sinks, sinking, sank, sunk
definition 1: to fall or drop slowly to another level.
We watched the rock sink in the pond.
synonyms:
settle, subside
antonyms:
rise
similar words:
decline, descend, dip, drop, fall, set, slump
definition 2: to settle into or become covered by another substance (often followed by "in" or "into").
The truck's wheels sank into the mud.
synonyms:
settle, submerge
antonyms:
float
similar words:
pitch, plunge, precipitate, swamp
definition 3: to become less strong.
His voice sank when he entered the library.
synonyms:
abate, fade, subside
antonyms:
rise
similar words:
diminish, dwindle, hush, lessen, moderate, quiet
definition 4: to enter the mind gradually (usually followed by "in").
The meaning of the riddle finally sank in.
definition 5: to cause to fall or drop to a lower level.
The golfer sank the ball in the hole.
synonyms:
drop
antonyms:
raise
similar words:
descend, swamp
definition 6: to cause to become submerged in another substance.
They sank the boat in the lake.
synonyms:
dip, dunk, immerse, plunge, submerge
similar words:
swamp
definition 7: to bury or plant in the ground.
They sank the drill deep in the ground while looking for oil.
similar words:
embed, implant, plant, root
 
part of speech: noun
definition: a fixed basin connected to a water supply and a drain.
Wash your hands in the sink.
 
derivation: sinkable (adj.)
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