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  • 21sink — sink1 W3 [sıŋk] v past tense sank [sæŋk] past participle sunk [sʌŋk] ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(in water)¦ 2¦(boat)¦ 3¦(move lower)¦ 4¦(fall/sit down)¦ 5¦(get worse)¦ 6 your heart sinks 7¦(lower amount/value)¦ …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 22sink — sink1 [ sıŋk ] (past tense sank [ sæŋk ] ; past participle sunk [ sʌŋk ] ) verb ** ▸ 1 go below water s surface ▸ 2 when sun gets lower ▸ 3 move to lower level ▸ 4 fall/sit/lie down ▸ 5 go down in value/amount ▸ 6 invest money ▸ 7 push something… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 23sink */*/ — I UK [sɪŋk] / US verb Word forms sink : present tense I/you/we/they sink he/she/it sinks present participle sinking past tense sank UK [sæŋk] / US past participle sunk UK [sʌŋk] / US 1) [intransitive] to disappear below the surface of the water… …

    English dictionary

  • 24sink — 1 past tense sank, or sunk verb 1 IN WATER a) (I) to go down below the surface of water, mud etc: The Titanic sank after hitting an iceberg. | If you put it in water, will it float or sink? | The heavy guns sank up to their barrels in the mud. b) …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 25sink — [[t]sɪ̱ŋk[/t]] ♦♦♦ sinks, sinking, sank, sunk 1) N COUNT A sink is a large fixed container in a kitchen, with taps to supply water. It is mainly used for washing dishes. The sink was full of dirty dishes. ...the kitchen sink. 2) N COUNT A sink is …

    English dictionary

  • 26sink — I n. the bathroom (AE; BE has handbasin, wash hand basin); kitchen sink II v. 1) (d; intr.) to sink below (to sink below the surface) 2) (d; intr., tr.) to sink into (to sink into oblivion; to sink one s teeth into a good steak) 3) (D; intr.) to… …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 27sink — I. verb (sank or sunk; sunk; sinking) Etymology: Middle English, from Old English sincan; akin to Old High German sinkan to sink Date: before 12th century intransitive verb 1. a. to go to the bottom ; submerge …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 28sink — sinkable, adj. sinklike, adj. /singk/, v., sank or, often, sunk; sunk or sunken; sinking; n. v.i. 1. to displace part of the volume of a supporting substance or object and become totally or partially submerged or enveloped; fall or descend into… …

    Universalium

  • 29sink — [c]/sɪŋk / (say singk) verb (sank or sunk, sunk or sunken, sinking) –verb (i) 1. to descend gradually to a lower level, as water, flames, etc. 2. to go down towards or below the horizon. 3. to slope d …

    Australian-English dictionary

  • 30sink — Synonyms and related words: Babylon, Gomorrah, KO, Sodom, abate, ablate, advance, age, alveolation, alveolus, antrum, aquamanile, armpit, ascend, automatic dishwasher, back, back up, ball up, bankrupt, baptize, basin, bate, bath, bathtub, be… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 31sink — {{11}}sink (n.) early 15c., pool or pit for wastewater or sewage, from SINK (Cf. sink) (v.). Sense of shallow basin with drainpipe first recorded 1560s. {{12}}sink (v.) O.E. sincan become submerged, go under (past tense sanc, pp. suncen), from… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 32sink — 01. It took about three and a half hours for the fishing boat to [sink] after it hit a rock. 02. The Titanic was supposed to be [unsinkable], but obviously it wasn t. 03. The little girl s feet [sank] into the warm mud. 04. The old man [sank]… …

    Grammatical examples in English

  • 33sink — [[t]sɪŋk[/t]] v. sank, often, sunk; sunksunk•en; sink•ing; 1) to fall, drop, or descend gradually to a lower level or position: The ship sank to the bottom of the sea[/ex] 2) to settle or fall gradually: The building is sinking[/ex] 3) to fall or …

    From formal English to slang

  • 34sink — v. & n. v. (past sank or sunk; past part. sunk or sunken) 1 intr. fall or come slowly downwards. 2 intr. disappear below the horizon (the sun is sinking). 3 intr. a go or penetrate below the surface esp. of a liquid. b (of a ship) go to the… …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 35sink — sink1 verb (past sank; past participle sunk) 1》 go down below the surface of liquid; become submerged.     ↘(with reference to a ship) go or cause to go to the bottom of the sea. 2》 fail and not be seen or heard of again.     ↘cause to fail.… …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 36sink — [OE] Sink is a general Germanic verb, with relatives in German sinken, Dutch zinken, Swedish sjunka, and Danish synke. But where their common Germanic ancestor came from is not known. These days, sink means both ‘go below water’ and ‘cause to go… …

    The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • 37sink — 1. verb 1) the coffin sank below the waves Syn: become submerged, be engulfed, go down, drop, fall, descend Ant: float, rise 2) the cruise liner sank yesterday Syn …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 38sink*/*/ — [sɪŋk] (past tense sank [sæŋk] ; past participle sunk [sʌŋk] ) verb I 1) [I/T] to disappear below the surface of water, or to make something do this The ferry sank during a storm.[/ex] The ship was sunk by an enemy submarine.[/ex] 2) [I] to go… …

    Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • 39sink — [OE] Sink is a general Germanic verb, with relatives in German sinken, Dutch zinken, Swedish sjunka, and Danish synke. But where their common Germanic ancestor came from is not known. These days, sink means both ‘go below water’ and ‘cause to go… …

    Word origins

  • 40Sink — This most interesting and unusual surname with variant spellings Synke, Syncke, Zincke, Zink etc., has two distinct possible origins, both Germanic. Firstly, the derivation may be from the male given name Sink, itself a Frisian form of Signand… …

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