sunk

Definition of sunk

 (Entry 1 of 2)

past tense and past participle of sink

sunk

adjective
\ 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 Happy Customers Buy More Until recently, assisting customers was regarded as a sunk cost that dragged down the bottom line. Jeff Koyen, Forbes, 7 May 2021 And even though the money is a sunk cost, the Rangers do not have a history of releasing players with multiple years left remaining on long-term contracts. Evan Grant, Dallas News, 1 Dec. 2020 With his contract essentially a sunk cost and the team’s top pitching prospects on the cusp of debuting at some point this season, Zimmermann will have to stay healthy and pitch effectively to stick in the rotation. Anthony Fenech, Detroit Free Press, 13 July 2020 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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 25 Jun. 2021.

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