sink without trace

Definition of sink without trace


  1. :  to sink beneath the water to a place that cannot be seen or found The boat sank without trace. —often used figuratively Her first album was a big success, but after that she sank without trace.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to go to the bottom :  submerge

    :  to become partly buried (as in mud)

    :  to become engulfed

  1. :  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

  1. :  a course or path that one follows

    :  a mark or line left by something that has passed

    :  footprint

  1. :  delineate, sketch

    :  to form (letters, figures, etc.) carefully or painstakingly

    :  to copy (something, such as a drawing) by following the lines or letters as seen through a transparent superimposed sheet

  1. :  either of two straps, chains, or lines of a harness for attaching a draft animal to something (such as a vehicle) to be drawn

    :  leader

    :  one or more vascular bundles supplying a leaf or twig

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a rounded knoll or a ridge of ice

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