Definition of sink
- his voice sank to a whisper
- the lesson had sunk in
- sank into reverie
- sink a battleship
- sink words in stone
- sink a putt
- sink a jump shot
sinkableplay \ˈsiŋ-kə-bəl\ adjective
- likes to sink her teeth into a good book
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.
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was able to rise above the inner-city sink that was his birthplace
: to go down below the surface of water, mud, etc.
: to cause (a ship or boat) to go down below the surface of water
: to move down to a lower position
: a wide bowl that has a faucet for water and a drain at the bottom and is usually positioned in a counter or on a pedestal
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