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sink

 
 
pronunciation:
sIngk
parts of speech:
intransitive verb, transitive verb, noun
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: sinks, sinking, sank, sunk
definition 1: to fall or drop slowly to another level.
synonyms:
founder, settle, subside
antonyms:
ascend, rise
similar words:
decline, descend, dip, drop, fall, set, slump
definition 2: to become submerged in or covered by another substance (often fol. by "in" or "into").
Our feet sank into the mud.The ship sank in the North Sea.
synonyms:
founder, settle, submerge, subside
antonyms:
float
similar words:
pitch, plunge, precipitate, swamp
definition 3: to fail or decline; collapse.
Stocks sank early in the week but recovered by Friday.Our hopes sank as we listened to the election results.
synonyms:
decline, ebb, fail, founder, wane
antonyms:
recover
similar words:
buckle, cave in, collapse, crumple, fade, sag, slip, stoop, weaken, worsen
definition 4: to become less intense, as sound.
synonyms:
abate, drop off, fade, subside
antonyms:
rise
similar words:
diminish, dwindle, hush, lessen, moderate, quiet
definition 5: to sit, lie, kneel, or the like (often fol. by "down").
She sank down and began to pray.
synonyms:
droop, drop, plop, plump, plunk down, slump
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition 1: to cause to fall or drop to a lower level.
The golfer sank the ball in the hole.
synonyms:
drop, founder
antonyms:
raise
similar words:
bury, descend, swamp
definition 2: to cause to become submerged in another substance.
They sank their boat and made a false claim for the insurance money.
synonyms:
dip, dunk, immerse, plunge, submerge, submerse
antonyms:
float
similar words:
swamp
definition 3: to bury or plant in the ground.
They sank the drilling shaft deeply.
synonyms:
bury
similar words:
embed, implant, mire, plant, root
definition 4: to place (money) in a venture; invest.
I sank all my savings in the business.
synonyms:
invest
similar words:
gamble, place, put, risk, venture
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a fixed basin connected to a water supply and a drainage pipe.
 
synonyms:
washstand
definition 2: a low area where water collects.
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derivation: sinkable (adj.)
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