The passengers were rescued from the boat before it sank.
The rock sank to the bottom of the pool.
My foot sank into the deep mud.
She sank up to her knees in the snow.
The torpedo sank the ship.
The sun sank behind the hills.
She sank back into the cozy chair.
The temperature sinks quickly after the sun sets.
The lake's water level is slowly sinking.
His strength is slowly sinking. Noun
was able to rise above the sink that was his birthplace See More
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Unlike chemical sunscreens, which sink into your skin to absorb UV rays and are more likely to cause irritation, mineral sunscreens are gentle and sit on the outer layer of the epidermis to reflect UV rays.—Loren Brutsch, Health, 28 Jan. 2023 The cold front brings lowering snow levels that will sink to well below the Cascade passes and even into the foothills.—oregonlive, 17 Jan. 2023 The consolidator is thin enough to sink into the wood and harden it, creating a solid base for filling in the missing wood.—Jeanne Huber, Washington Post, 13 Jan. 2023 More challenges lie ahead as oil prices sink and inflation peaks.—Paul R. La Monica, CNN, 15 Dec. 2022 The best time to apply cologne is right after a shower, when the heat has opened your pores and your body wash and body lotion have had a chance to sink in and hydrate your skin.—Dallas News, 30 Nov. 2022 The second surprise came from leading man Tyler Nelson, who as Tamino, on opening night delivered his first lines so soft-spokenly that my heart began to sink.—Matthew J. Palm, Orlando Sentinel, 29 Oct. 2022 As Barge 129 began to sink, within 15 minutes, the crew of the Maunaloa helped the second crew to board their ship.—Miriam Marini, USA TODAY, 13 Oct. 2022 As Barge 129 began to sink, within 15 minutes, the crew of the Maunaloa helped the second crew to board their ship.—Miriam Marini, Detroit Free Press, 13 Oct. 2022 See More
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Middle English, from Old English sincan; akin to Old High German sinkan to sink