Definition of sink or swim
- They left me to sink or swim on my own.
- In this job, it's sink or swim.
: to go to the bottom : submerge
: to become partly buried (as in mud)
: to become engulfed
: a pool or pit for the deposit of waste or sewage : cesspool
: a ditch or tunnel for carrying off sewage : sewer
: a stationary basin connected with a drain and usually a water supply for washing and drainage
: to propel oneself in water by natural means (such as movements of the limbs, fins, or tail)
: to play in the water (as at a beach or swimming pool)
: to move with a motion like that of swimming : glide
: a smooth gliding motion
: an act or period of swimming
: a temporary dizziness or unconsciousness
: of, relating to, or used in or for swimming
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