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sink

verb

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1 to become worse or of less value
  • his fortunes have steadily sunk since the breakup of his business

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2 to go to a lower level especially abruptly
  • I had just bought a bundle of shares of the stock when its price sank like a rock

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3 to refrain from openly showing or uttering
  • sinks his pride and makes the first step towards a reconciliation

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4 to cease to be visible
  • that evening we sat on the beach, dreamily watching the sun sink beneath the horizon

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7 to lead or extend downward
  • the road sinks abruptly after that curve

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8 to lose bodily strength or vigor
  • the old woman only sunk further after she was moved to the nursing home

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sink

noun

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a place of great vice and corruption
  • was able to rise above the sink that was his birthplace

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“Sink.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/sink. Accessed 17 Jan. 2021.

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