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sinking

adjective

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sinking

noun

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1 as in foundering

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2 as in plummeting

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sinking

verb
present participle of sink

Synonyms & Antonyms of sinking (Entry 3 of 3)

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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“Sinking.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/sinking. Accessed 27 Oct. 2020.

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