sink like a stone

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of sink like a stone

:to sink very suddenly and quickly
  • The ship hit an iceberg and sank like a stone.
often used figuratively
  • His last movie sank like a stone.

Word by Word Definitions

sink play
  1. : to go to the bottom : submerge

  2. : to become partly buried (as in mud)

  3. : to become engulfed

  1. : a pool or pit for the deposit of waste or sewage : cesspool

  2. : a ditch or tunnel for carrying off sewage : sewer

  3. : a stationary basin connected with a drain and usually a water supply for washing and drainage

stone play
  1. : a concretion of earthy or mineral matter:

  2. : such a concretion of indeterminate size or shape

  3. : rock

  1. : to hurl stones at

  2. : to make hard or insensitive to feeling

  3. : to face, pave, or fortify with stones

  1. : entirely, utterly

  1. : of, relating to, or made of stone

  2. : absolute, utter


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