sunk

Definition of sunk

 (Entry 1 of 2)

past tense and past participle of sink

\ ˈsəŋk How to pronounce sunk (audio) \

Definition of sunk (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : depressed in spirits

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Synonyms for sunk

Synonyms: Adjective

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Examples of sunk in a Sentence

Adjective all our savings went for lottery tickets, and now we're sunk
Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective Since it’s already something of a sunk cost, oil-producing states’ request could present an opportunity for the federal government for a jobs program that will pass muster in red states. Kate Aronoff, The New Republic, "There Are Green Jobs Hiding in the Oilfields," 12 May 2020 With four losses in four games the Broncos haven’t started so slow or sunk so low since 1999. The Denver Post, "Denver Post’s 10 most popular Mark Kiszla columns of 2019," 23 Dec. 2019 With four losses in four games the Broncos haven’t started so slow or sunk so low since 1999. The Denver Post, "Denver Post’s 10 most popular Mark Kiszla columns of 2019," 23 Dec. 2019 With four losses in four games the Broncos haven’t started so slow or sunk so low since 1999. The Denver Post, "Denver Post’s 10 most popular Mark Kiszla columns of 2019," 23 Dec. 2019 With four losses in four games the Broncos haven’t started so slow or sunk so low since 1999. The Denver Post, "Denver Post’s 10 most popular Mark Kiszla columns of 2019," 23 Dec. 2019 With four losses in four games the Broncos haven’t started so slow or sunk so low since 1999. The Denver Post, "Denver Post’s 10 most popular Mark Kiszla columns of 2019," 23 Dec. 2019 With four losses in four games the Broncos haven’t started so slow or sunk so low since 1999. The Denver Post, "Denver Post’s 10 most popular Mark Kiszla columns of 2019," 23 Dec. 2019 With four losses in four games the Broncos haven’t started so slow or sunk so low since 1999. The Denver Post, "Denver Post’s 10 most popular Mark Kiszla columns of 2019," 23 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of sunk

Adjective

1583, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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“Sunk.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sunk. Accessed 12 Jul. 2020.

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past tense and past participle of sink

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