Sunk
Sunk Sunk, imp. & p. p. of {Sink}. [1913 Webster]

{Sunk fence}, a ditch with a retaining wall, used to divide lands without defacing a landscape; a ha-ha. [1913 Webster]


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  • sunk — [sʌŋk] the past tense and past participle of ↑sink 1 …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • sunk — the past tense and past participle of sink1 …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • sunk — [suŋk] vi., vt. pp. & alt. pt. of SINK adj. 1. SUNKEN 2. Informal utterly ruined; undone …   English World dictionary

  • Sunk — Sink 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sunk — Sink 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sunk — [[t]sʌ̱ŋk[/t]] 1) Sunk is the past participle of sink. 2) ADJ: v link ADJ If you say that someone is sunk, you mean that they have no hope of avoiding trouble or failure. [INFORMAL] Without him we d be well and truly sunk …   English dictionary

  • sunk — coun·ter·sunk; sunk; sunk·en; …   English syllables

  • sunk — /sungk/, v. 1. a pt. and pp. of sink. adj. 2. Informal. beyond help; done for; washed up: If they catch you cheating, you re really sunk. 3. Naut. (of a forecastle or poop) raised less than a full deck above the weather deck of a ship. [1925 30… …   Universalium

  • sunk — I. past and past participle of sink II. adjective Date: 1719 1. depressed in spirits 2. done for, ruined …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • sunk — Synonyms and related words: balled up, blue, boat shaped, boatlike, bollixed up, bowl shaped, bowllike, buggered, buggered up, cast down, cavelike, cavernous, concave, concaved, cooked, craterlike, crestfallen, cup shaped, cupped, cymbiform,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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