Sink
Sink Sink (s[i^][ng]k), v. t. 1. To cause to sink; to put under water; to immerse or submerge in a fluid; as, to sink a ship. [1913 Webster]

[The Athenians] fell upon the wings and sank a single ship. --Jowett (Thucyd.). [1913 Webster]

2. Figuratively: To cause to decline; to depress; to degrade; hence, to ruin irretrievably; to destroy, as by drowping; as, to sink one's reputation. [1913 Webster]

I raise of sink, imprison or set free. --Prior. [1913 Webster]

If I have a conscience, let it sink me. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

Thy cruel and unnatural lust of power Has sunk thy father more than all his years. --Rowe. [1913 Webster]

3. To make (a depression) by digging, delving, or cutting, etc.; as, to sink a pit or a well; to sink a die. [1913 Webster]

4. To bring low; to reduce in quantity; to waste. [1913 Webster]

You sunk the river repeated draughts. --Addison. [1913 Webster]

5. To conseal and appropriate. [Slang] [1913 Webster]

If sent with ready money to buy anything, and you happen to be out of pocket, sink the money, and take up the goods on account. --Swift. [1913 Webster]

6. To keep out of sight; to suppress; to ignore. [1913 Webster]

A courtly willingness to sink obnoxious truths. --Robertson. [1913 Webster]

7. To reduce or extinguish by payment; as, to sink the national debt. [1913 Webster]


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  • Sink — (s[i^][ng]k), n. 1. A drain to carry off filthy water; a jakes. [1913 Webster] 2. A shallow box or vessel of wood, stone, iron, or other material, connected with a drain, and used for receiving filthy water, etc., as in a kitchen. [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sink — (s[i^][ng]k), v. i. [imp. {Sunk} (s[u^][ng]k), or ({Sank} (s[a^][ng]k)); p. p. {Sunk} (obs. {Sunken}, now used as adj.); p. pr. & vb. n. {Sinking}.] [OE. sinken, AS. sincan; akin to D. zinken, OS. sincan, G. sinken, Icel. s[ o]kkva, Dan. synke,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sink — sink; sink·able; sink·age; sink·er; sink·er·less; coun·ter·sink; …   English syllables

  • sink — ► VERB (past sank; past part. sunk) 1) become submerged in liquid. 2) (with reference to a ship) go or cause to go to the bottom of the sea. 3) disappear and not be seen or heard of again. 4) drop downwards. 5) lower oneself or drop down gently …   English terms dictionary

  • sink — [siŋk] vi. sank or sunk, sunk, sinking [ME sinken < OE sincan, akin to Ger sinken < IE base * sengw , to fall, sink > Gr heaphthē, (he) sank] 1. to go beneath the surface of water, deep snow, soft ground, etc. so as to be partly or… …   English World dictionary

  • sink — [v1] fall in, go under bore, bring down, capsize, cast down, cave in, couch, decline, demit, depress, descend, dig, dip, disappear, drill, drive, droop, drop, drown, ebb, engulf, excavate, fall, flounder, force down, founder, go down, go to the… …   New thesaurus

  • Sink — ist der Familienname von: Kuldar Sink (1942–1995), estnischer Komponist, Flötist und Cembalist Marje Sink (1910–1979), estnische Komponistin Diese Seite ist eine Begriffsklärung zur Unterscheidung mehrerer mit demselben Wort b …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • sink — UK US /sɪŋk/ verb (sank, sunk) ► [I] if prices, profits, shares, etc. sink, they fall to a lower level: »Bond prices sank and stocks rose today. sink to sth »The dollar sank to a record low against the euro. »Shares sank 3% Wednesday to close at… …   Financial and business terms

  • Sink — (Groß Schenk), 1) Bezirk im siebenbürgischen Kreise Hermannstadt, gebirgig, von der Aluta durchflossen; mit Getreide , Flachs , Haufbau[129] u. Bienenzucht; 2) Marktflecken u. Hauptort darin; Bezirks u. Steueramt, evangelische Hauptschule,… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Sink — (spr. schínk, auch Nagy S., deutsch: Groß Schenk), Großgemeinde im ungar. Komitat Groß Kokel (Siebenbürgen), mit Ackerbau, Hanfindustrie und (1901) 2534 deutschen (Sachsen) und rumänischen (meist evangelischen und griechisch orient.) Einwohnern.… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

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