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sink

 (sĭngk)
v. sank (săngk) or sunk (sŭngk), sunk, sink·ing, sinks
v.intr.
1.
a. To go below the surface of water or another liquid: We watched the leaky inner tube slowly sink.
b. To descend to the bottom of a body of water or other liquid: found the wreck where it had sunk.
2.
a. To fall or drop to a lower level, especially to go down slowly or in stages: The water in the lake sank several feet during the long, dry summer.
b. To subside or settle gradually: Cracks developed as the building sank.
3. To appear to move downward, as the sun or moon in setting.
4. To slope downward; incline: The road sinks as it approaches the stream.
5.
a. To fall or lower oneself slowly, as from weakness or fatigue: The exhausted runner sank to the ground.
b. To feel great disappointment or discouragement: Her heart sank within her.
6.
a. To pass into something; penetrate: The claws sank into the flesh of the prey.
b. To steep or soak: The wine has sunk into my shirt.
7. To pass into a specified condition: She sank into a deep sleep.
8.
a. To deteriorate in quality or condition: The patient is sinking fast. The family sank into a state of disgrace.
b. To diminish, as in value: Gold prices are sinking.
9. To become weaker, quieter, or less forceful: His voice sank to a whisper.
10. To make an impression; become felt or understood: The meaning finally sank in.
v.tr.
1. To cause to descend beneath the surface or to the bottom of a liquid: sink a ship.
2.
a. To cause to penetrate deeply: He sank his sword into the dragon's belly.
b. To force into the ground: sink a piling.
c. To dig or drill (a mine or well) in the earth.
d. To cause to drop or lower: sank the bucket into the well.
e. Sports To propel (a ball or shot) into a hole, basket, or pocket.
3. To cause to be engrossed: "Frank sank himself in another book" (Patricia Highsmith).
4.
a. To make weaker, quieter, or less forceful: She sank her voice when the manager walked by.
b. To reduce in quantity or worth: The bad news will sink markets around the world.
5. To debase the nature of; degrade: The scandal has sunk him in the eyes of many.
6. To bring to a low or ruined state; defeat or destroy: Loss of advertising sank the newspaper.
7. To suppress or hide: He sank his arrogance and apologized.
8. Informal To defeat, as in a game.
9. To invest or spend, often without getting a return or adequate value: I've sunk a lot of money into that car.
10. To pay off (a debt).
n.
1. A water basin fixed to a wall or floor and having a drainpipe and generally a piped supply of water.
2. A cesspool.
3. A sinkhole.
4. A natural or artificial means of absorbing or removing a substance or a form of energy from a system.
5. A place regarded as wicked and corrupt: That city is a sink of corruption.
Idioms:
sink (one's) teeth into Informal
To undertake an endeavor energetically: She sank her teeth into the challenging project.
sink or swim Informal
To fail or succeed without alternative.

[Middle English sinken, from Old English sincan.]

sink′a·ble adj.

sink

(sɪŋk)
vb, sinks, sinking, sank, sunk or sunken
1. to descend or cause to descend, esp beneath the surface of a liquid or soft substance
2. (intr) to appear to move down towards or descend below the horizon
3. (intr) to slope downwards; dip
4. (intr; often foll by in or into) to pass into or gradually enter a specified lower state or condition: to sink into apathy.
5. to make or become lower in volume, pitch, etc
6. to make or become lower in value, price, etc
7. (intr) to become weaker in health, strength, etc
8. to decline or cause to decline in moral value, worth, etc
9. (intr) to seep or penetrate
10. (tr) to suppress or conceal: he sank his worries in drink.
11. (Civil Engineering) (tr) to dig, cut, drill, bore, or excavate (a hole, shaft, etc)
12. (tr) to drive into the ground: to sink a stake.
13. (Banking & Finance) (tr; usually foll by in or into)
a. to invest (money)
b. to lose (money) in an unwise or unfortunate investment
14. (Banking & Finance) (tr) to pay (a debt)
15. (intr) to become hollow; cave in: his cheeks had sunk during his illness.
16. (Ball Games, other than specified) (tr) to hit, throw, or propel (a ball) into a hole, basket, pocket, etc: he sank a 15-foot putt.
17. (tr) informal Brit to drink, esp quickly: he sank three pints in half an hour.
18. sink or swim to take risks where the alternatives are loss and failure or security and success
n
19. (Building) a fixed basin, esp in a kitchen, made of stone, earthenware, metal, etc, used for washing
20. (Physical Geography) See sinkhole
21. (Building) another word for cesspool
22. a place of vice or corruption
23. (Civil Engineering) an area of ground below that of the surrounding land, where water collects
24. (General Physics) physics a device or part of a system at which energy is removed from the system: a heat sink.
adj
(Social Welfare) informal (of a housing estate or school) deprived or having low standards of achievement
[Old English sincan; related to Old Norse sökkva to sink, Gothic siggan, Old High German sincan, Swedish sjunka]
ˈsinkable adj

sink

(sɪŋk)

v. sank, often, sunk; sunk sunk•en; sink•ing; v.i.
1. to fall, drop, or descend gradually to a lower level or position: The ship sank to the bottom of the sea.
2. to settle or fall gradually: The building is sinking.
3. to fall or collapse slowly from weakness, fatigue, etc.: He sank to his knees.
4. to penetrate or permeate; seep.
5. to become engulfed in or gradually enter a state: to sink into slumber.
6. to become deeply absorbed: sunk in thought.
7. to pass or fall into some worse or lower state: to sink into poverty.
8. to decline or deteriorate in quality or worth.
9. to fail in physical strength or health.
10. to become discouraged or depressed: My heart sank.
11. to decrease in amount, extent, intensity, etc.
12. to become lower in volume, tone, or pitch: Her voice sank to a whisper.
13. to slope downward; dip.
14. to disappear from sight, as below the horizon.
15. to become or appear concave or hollow, as the cheeks.
v.t.
16. to cause to become submerged; force into or below the surface.
17. to cause to fall, drop, or descend gradually.
18. to cause to penetrate: to sink an ax into a tree.
19. to lower or depress the level of.
20. to bury or lay in or as if in the ground.
21. to dig, bore, or excavate (a hole, shaft, well, etc.).
22. to bring to a worse or lower state or status.
23. to bring to utter ruin or collapse.
24. to reduce in amount, extent, intensity, etc.
25. to lower in volume or pitch.
26. to suppress; ignore.
27. to invest with the hope of profit or other return: He sank all his energy into the business.
28. to lose (money) in an investment, enterprise, etc.
29. to hit or propel (a ball) so that it goes through or into a basket, hole, pocket, etc.
30. sink in, to enter or permeate the mind; become understood: I repeated it till the words sank in.
n.
31. a basin, usu. connected with a water supply and drainage system, used for washing.
32. a low-lying, poorly drained area where waters collect and sink into the ground or evaporate.
34. a place of vice or corruption.
35. a drain or sewer.
36. a device or place for disposing of energy within a system, as a power-consuming device in an electrical circuit or a condenser in a steam engine.
37. any pond or pit for sewage or waste.
[before 1000; (v.) Middle English; Old English sincan, c. Old Saxon sincan, Old High German sinkan, Old Norse søkkva, Gothic sigqan]

sink

1. 'sink'

If something sinks, it moves slowly downwards. Sink is especially used to say that something moves downwards below the surface of water.

The boat was sinking.

To sink a ship means to cause it to sink.

The Confederates managed to sink one ship and damage another.
2. 'sank' and 'sunk'

The past tense of sink is sank, not 'sunk' or 'sinked'. The past participle is sunk

The boat sank to the bottom of the lake.
The leading craft was sunk almost immediately by the artillery.
3. 'sunken'

Sunken is an adjective, used in front of a noun. You use it to describe things which have sunk to the bottom of the sea or a lake.

...the remains of a sunken battleship.

sink


Past participle: sunk
Gerund: sinking

Imperative
sink
sink
Present
I sink
you sink
he/she/it sinks
we sink
you sink
they sink
Preterite
I sank
you sank
he/she/it sank
we sank
you sank
they sank
Present Continuous
I am sinking
you are sinking
he/she/it is sinking
we are sinking
you are sinking
they are sinking
Present Perfect
I have sunk
you have sunk
he/she/it has sunk
we have sunk
you have sunk
they have sunk
Past Continuous
I was sinking
you were sinking
he/she/it was sinking
we were sinking
you were sinking
they were sinking
Past Perfect
I had sunk
you had sunk
he/she/it had sunk
we had sunk
you had sunk
they had sunk
Future
I will sink
you will sink
he/she/it will sink
we will sink
you will sink
they will sink
Future Perfect
I will have sunk
you will have sunk
he/she/it will have sunk
we will have sunk
you will have sunk
they will have sunk
Future Continuous
I will be sinking
you will be sinking
he/she/it will be sinking
we will be sinking
you will be sinking
they will be sinking
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been sinking
you have been sinking
he/she/it has been sinking
we have been sinking
you have been sinking
they have been sinking
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been sinking
you will have been sinking
he/she/it will have been sinking
we will have been sinking
you will have been sinking
they will have been sinking
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been sinking
you had been sinking
he/she/it had been sinking
we had been sinking
you had been sinking
they had been sinking
Conditional
I would sink
you would sink
he/she/it would sink
we would sink
you would sink
they would sink
Past Conditional
I would have sunk
you would have sunk
he/she/it would have sunk
we would have sunk
you would have sunk
they would have sunk
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sink - plumbing fixture consisting of a water basin fixed to a wall or floor and having a drainpipesink - plumbing fixture consisting of a water basin fixed to a wall or floor and having a drainpipe
drain basket - a filter in a sink drain; traps debris but passes water
kitchen sink - a sink in a kitchen
plumbing fixture - a fixture for the distribution and use of water in a building
washbasin, washbowl, washstand, lavatory, basin - a bathroom sink that is permanently installed and connected to a water supply and drainpipe; where you can wash your hands and face; "he ran some water in the basin and splashed it on his face"
2.sink - (technology) a process that acts to absorb or remove energy or a substance from a system; "the ocean is a sink for carbon dioxide"
heat sink - a metal conductor specially designed to conduct (and radiate) heat
applied science, engineering science, technology, engineering - the discipline dealing with the art or science of applying scientific knowledge to practical problems; "he had trouble deciding which branch of engineering to study"
natural action, natural process, action, activity - a process existing in or produced by nature (rather than by the intent of human beings); "the action of natural forces"; "volcanic activity"
source - (technology) a process by which energy or a substance enters a system; "a heat source"; "a source of carbon dioxide"
3.sink - a depression in the ground communicating with a subterranean passage (especially in limestone) and formed by solution or by collapse of a cavern roofsink - a depression in the ground communicating with a subterranean passage (especially in limestone) and formed by solution or by collapse of a cavern roof
natural depression, depression - a sunken or depressed geological formation
4.sink - a covered cistern; waste water and sewage flow into it
cistern - an artificial reservoir for storing liquids; especially an underground tank for storing rainwater
Verb1.sink - fall or descend to a lower place or level; "He sank to his knees"
fall off, slump, sink - fall heavily or suddenly; decline markedly; "The real estate market fell off"
drop - let fall to the ground; "Don't drop the dishes"
drop open, fall open - open involuntarily; "His mouth dropped open"; "Her jaw dropped"
change posture - undergo a change in bodily posture
droop, sag, swag, flag - droop, sink, or settle from or as if from pressure or loss of tautness
sag down, sag - cause to sag; "The children sagged their bottoms down even more comfortably"
2.sink - cause to sink; "The Japanese sank American ships in Pearl Harbor"
move, displace - cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense; "Move those boxes into the corner, please"; "I'm moving my money to another bank"; "The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant"
settle - cause to become clear by forming a sediment (of liquids)
go under, go down, sink, settle - go under, "The raft sank and its occupants drowned"
3.sink - pass into a specified state or condition; "He sank into nirvana"
move - go or proceed from one point to another; "the debate moved from family values to the economy"
4.sink - go under, "The raft sank and its occupants drowned"
come down, descend, go down, fall - move downward and lower, but not necessarily all the way; "The temperature is going down"; "The barometer is falling"; "The curtain fell on the diva"; "Her hand went up and then fell again"
subside, settle - sink down or precipitate; "the mud subsides when the waters become calm"
sink - cause to sink; "The Japanese sank American ships in Pearl Harbor"
founder - sink below the surface
submerge, submerse - sink below the surface; go under or as if under water
filter, permeate, sink in, percolate - pass through; "Water permeates sand easily"
float, swim - be afloat either on or below a liquid surface and not sink to the bottom
5.sink - descend into or as if into some soft substance or place; "He sank into bed"; "She subsided into the chair"
come down, descend, go down, fall - move downward and lower, but not necessarily all the way; "The temperature is going down"; "The barometer is falling"; "The curtain fell on the diva"; "Her hand went up and then fell again"
6.sink - appear to move downward; "The sun dipped below the horizon"; "The setting sun sank below the tree line"
subside - sink to a lower level or form a depression; "the valleys subside"
decline - go down; "The roof declines here"
7.sink - fall heavily or suddenly; decline markedly; "The real estate market fell off"
drop - go down in value; "Stock prices dropped"
drop down, sink, drop - fall or descend to a lower place or level; "He sank to his knees"
8.sink - fall or sink heavily; "He slumped onto the couch"; "My spirits sank"
cave in, collapse, fall in, give way, founder, give, break - break down, literally or metaphorically; "The wall collapsed"; "The business collapsed"; "The dam broke"; "The roof collapsed"; "The wall gave in"; "The roof finally gave under the weight of the ice"
9.sink - embed deeply; "She sank her fingers into the soft sand"; "He buried his head in her lap"
embed, imbed, implant, plant, engraft - fix or set securely or deeply; "He planted a knee in the back of his opponent"; "The dentist implanted a tooth in the gum"
countersink, set - insert (a nail or screw below the surface, as into a countersink)

sink

noun
1. basin, washbasin, hand basin, wash-hand basin The sink was full of dirty dishes.
verb
1. scupper, scuttle In a naval battle your aim is to sink the enemy's ship.
2. go down, founder, go under, submerge, capsize The boat was beginning to sink fast.
3. descend, lower, go down, dip, fall, disappear Far off to the west the sun was sinking.
descend arise, ascend, rise, climb, go up, move up, rise up
4. slump, drop, flop, collapse, droop, plonk yourself (informal), plump yourself Kate laughed, and sank down again to her seat.
5. fall, drop, decline, slip, plunge, plummet, subside, relapse, abate, retrogress Pay increases have sunk to around seven per cent.
6. drop, fall, get lower, get softer, get quieter Her voice had sunk to a whisper.
7. stoop, descend, be reduced to, succumb, lower yourself, debase yourself, demean yourself You know who you are, be proud of it and don't sink to his level.
9. dig, bore, drill, drive, lay, put down, excavate the site where Stephenson sank his first mineshaft
10. invest, put in, plough, risk, lay out He has already sunk $25 million into the project.
11. (Brit. informal) drink, down, knock back, neck (slang), swill, quaff, polish off, gulp down She sank two glasses of white wine.

sink

verb
1. To fall or drift down to the bottom:
2. To go beneath the surface or to the bottom of a liquid:
3. To go from a more erect posture to a less erect posture:
4. To slope downward:
5. To become lower in quality, character, or condition:
Idioms: go bad, go to pot, go to seed , go to the dogs.
6. To bring oneself down to a lower level of behavior:
7. To undergo moral deterioration:
Idiom: go bad.
8. To cause the complete ruin or wreckage of:
Slang: total.
9. To undergo a sharp, rapid descent in value or price:
Idiom: take a sudden downtrend.
10. To lose strength or power:
Informal: fizzle (out).
11. To cause to penetrate with force:
phrasal verb
sink in
To come as a realization:
dawn on (or upon), register, soak in.
noun
1. An area sunk below its surroundings:
2. A place known for its great filth or corruption:
Slang: armpit.
Translations
بَالُّوعَةحَوْضُ الغَسَلحَوْض غَسيلمجلىمغسلة
dřezpotopitpotopit seumývadlovnořit
synkevaskgå nedhåndvaskinvestere
upottaapesuallasupotavajota
potonutisudoperumivaonik
elsüllyedelszorul a szivemosogató
fjárfestahníga, síga; falla, lækkasökkvasökkva ívaskur
シンク洗面台膿瘻
가라앉다개수대세면대
mergo
esantis žemiauinvestuotiįsigertiįsisąmonintikriauklė
iegremdētiegrimtieguldīt nauduielaistizlietne
kuchynská linkavnoriť
pogrezniti sepomivalno koritopotopiti se
handfatsjunkaskålslukhålvärmesänka
จมอ่างล้างหน้าและมืออ่างสำหรับล้าง
вколотивпадативрізатисявсадитигинути
bồn rửachậu rửachìm xuống

sink

1 [sɪŋk] (sank (pt) (sunk (pp)))
A. VT
1. (= submerge) [+ ship] → hundir (fig) (= destroy) [+ person] → hundir; [+ project] → acabar con, dar al traste con; [+ theory] → destruir, acabar con
to be sunkestar perdido
2. (= open up) [+ mineshaft] → abrir, excavar; [+ hole] → hacer, excavar; [+ well] → perforar, abrir
3. (= bury, lay)
3.1. [+ pipe] → enterrar; [+ foundations] → echar
to sink a post two metres into the groundfijar un poste dos metros bajo tierra
she sunk her face into her handshundió la cara en las manos
his eyes were sunk deep into their socketstenía los ojos hundidos
3.2. (fig) to be sunk in thoughtestar absorto en mis pensamientos, estar ensimismado
to be sunk in depressionestar sumido en la depresión
4. (= forget) [+ feelings] → ahogar
let's sink our differenceshagamos las paces, olvidemos nuestras diferencias
5. (= dig in) [+ knife] → hundir, clavar; [+ teeth] → hincar
I sank my knife into the cheesehundí or clavé el cuchillo en el queso
he sank his teeth into my armme hincó los dientes en el brazo
6. (= invest) to sink money in or into sthinvertir dinero en algo
7. (Brit) [+ drink] → tragarse
8. (Sport) [+ ball, putt] → embocar
B. VI
1. [ship, object] → hundirse
the body sank to the bottom of the lakeel cadáver se hundió en el fondo del lago
the yeast sinks to the bottom in beerla levadura se deposita en el fondo de la cerveza
to sink out of sightdesaparecer
to sink without trace (fig) → desaparecer sin dejar rastro
to leave sb to sink or swimabandonar a algn a su suerte
we're all in the same boat and we sink or swim togethertodos estamos en la misma situación, y una de dos: o nos hundimos o salimos a flote juntos
2. (= subside) [building, land] → hundirse; [flood waters] → bajar de nivel; [sun] → ponerse
3. (= slump) [person] to sink into a chairarrellanarse en una silla, dejarse caer en una silla
to sink to one's kneescaer de rodillas
I sank into a deep sleepcaí en un sueño profundo
she would sometimes sink into depressiona veces se sumía en la depresión
he sank deeper into debtse hundió más y más en las deudas
to sink into povertyhundirse or caer en la miseria
my heart sankse me cayó el alma a los pies
her spirits sank lower and lowertenía la moral cada vez más baja
4. (= deteriorate) [sick person] he's sinking fastestá cada vez peor
5. (= fall) (in amount, value) the shares have sunk to three dollarslas acciones han bajado a tres dólares
he has sunk in my estimationha bajado en mi estima
his voice sank to a whispersu voz se redujo a un susurro
sink back VI + ADV (= slump) (into chair) → arrellanarse, ponerse cómodo
I sank back onto the pillowsme puse cómodo en las almohadas
sink down VI + ADV [building] → ceder, hundirse; [post] → hundirse, clavarse
to sink down into a chairapoltronarse or arrellanarse en un sillón
to sink down on one's kneescaer de rodillas, arrodillarse
he sank down (out of sight) behind the bushse agachó detrás del matorral
sink in VI + ADV
1. (= penetrate) → penetrar
in time the water sinks incon el tiempo el agua va penetrando
2. (fig) she paused to let the news sink inhizo una pausa para que pudieran asimilar la noticia
it hasn't sunk in that he's gone foreveraún no ha asimilado or asumido el hecho de que se ha ido para siempre

sink

2 [sɪŋk]
A. N (in kitchen) → fregadero m, pila f; (in bathroom) → lavabo m
B. ADJ [estate] → degradado, deprimido; [school] → con un nivel muy bajo
C. CPD sink tidy N recipiente para lavavajillas, jabón y estropajos
sink unit Nfregadero m

sink

[ˈsɪŋk]
n (in kitchen)évier m; (in bathroom)lavabo m
vb [sank] (pt) [sunk] (pp)
vt
[+ ship] → couler
They were ordered to sink the ship → On leur donna l'ordre de couler le navire.
[+ foundations] → creuser; [+ well, mine, shaft] → creuser
The government sank wells for the villagers → Le gouvernement fit creuser des puits pour les villageois.
to sink a post into the ground → enfoncer un poteau dans le sol
to sink one's teeth into sth [+ steak, cake, sandwich] → mordre à belles dents dans qch
The dog sank its teeth into her leg
BUT Le chien la mordit à la jambe.
(= invest) to sink money into sth [+ project, business] → mettre de l'argent dans qch
[+ ball] (GOLF)mettre dans le trou (SNOOKER)blouser
(= cause to fail) [+ chances] → anéantir; [+ business] → couler
(British) (= drink down) [+ drink] → descendre
She sank two glasses of red wine → Elle a descendu deux verres de vin rouge.
vi
(not float) [ship, boat] → couler, sombrer; [person, object] → couler
to sink into the mud → s'enfoncer dans la boue
it's sink or swim → ça passe ou ça casse
(= subside) [ground, building] → s'affaisser
(= move downwards) [sun] → se coucher
(= fall, sit down) [person] → s'affaler, se laisser tomber
He sank into a chair → Il s'affala sur une chaise., Il se laissa tomber sur une chaise.
She sank to her knees in exhaustion → Elle tomba à genoux d'épuisement.
to sink to the floor → s'effondrer
(= decrease) [prices, currency] → chuter
(= become quieter) [voice] → s'amenuiser
to sink to a whisper
Her voice sank to a whisper → Sa voix se changea en murmure.
(= grow sad) my heart sank → mon cœur se serra
her spirits sank lower and lower → elle avait de moins en moins le moral
sink in
vi
[liquid, lotion] → pénétrer
[explanation] → rentrer ; [words] → faire son effet
It took a long time to sink in → Il a fallu longtemps pour que ça rentre.
It took a moment or two for her words to sink in → Il a fallu un petit moment avant que ses mots ne fassent leur effet.
sink into
vt fus [+ despair, depression] → sombrer dans
The economy sank into chaos → L'économie sombra dans le chaos.
to sink into a deep sleep → sombrer dans un profond sommeil
to sink into a coma → sombrer dans le coma

sink

1 pret <sank>, ptp <sunk>
vt
ship, objectversenken
(fig: = ruin) theoryzerstören; hopeszunichtemachen, zerstören; now we’re sunk! (inf)jetzt sind wir geliefert (inf)
shaftsenken, teufen (spec); holeausheben; to sink a post in the groundeinen Pfosten in den Boden einlassen; they sank a pipe under the riverbedsie versenkten ein Rohr unter dem Flussbett ? well1
(Brit inf) drinkhinunterschütten (inf), → hinunterspülen (inf)
teeth, clawsschlagen; I’d like to sink my teeth into a juicy steakich möchte in ein saftiges Steak reinbeißen (inf)
differencesbegraben
to sink money into somethingGeld in etw (acc)stecken
golf balleinlochen; billiard ballin das Loch treiben
(= lower) eyes, voice, value of currencysenken; he sank his head in his handser stützte den Kopf auf die Hände
to be sunk in thoughtin Gedanken versunken sein; to be sunk in a bookin ein Buch vertieft sein; sunk in depression/despairvöllig deprimiert/verzweifelt
vi
person, objectuntergehen; (ship)untergehen, sinken; to sink to the bottomauf den Grund sinken; he was left to sink or swim (fig)er war ganz auf sich allein angewiesen; if I go down I’ll make sure you all sink with mewenn es mich erwischt, werde ich euch alle mitreißen
(= go down, subside)sinken; (sun)versinken; (voice)sich senken; (building, land etc)sich senken, absinken; the building is gradually sinking into the muddas Gebäude versinkt allmählich im Schlamm; he sank up to his knees in the muder sank bis zu den Knien im Schlamm ein; to sink (down) into a chairin einen Sessel (nieder)sinken; to sink back into the cushionsin die Kissen versinken; the flames sank lower and lowerdas Feuer fiel immer mehr in sich zusammen; the sun sank beneath the horizondie Sonne versank am Horizont; the record has sunk to the bottom of the chartsdie Platte ist ans Ende der Liste gerutscht; to sink to one’s kneesauf die Knie sinken; to sink out of sightversinken; to sink into a deep sleep/into depressionin tiefen Schlaf/in Depressionen versinken; my spirits or my heart sank at the sight of the workbeim Anblick der Arbeit verließ mich der Mut; the sick man is sinking fastder Kranke verfällt zusehends
(= deteriorate, lessen: output, shares, standards) → sinken; to sink into insignificancezur Bedeutungslosigkeit herabsinken; to sink deeper into recessionimmer tiefer in die Rezession geraten

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nAusguss m; (in kitchen also) → Spülbecken nt; sink unitSpültisch m, → Spüle f; sink tidyAbflusssieb nt; sink of iniquitySündenpfuhl m, → Stätte fdes Lasters ? kitchen sink

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1 [sɪŋk] (sank (pt) (sunk (pp)))
1. vt
a. (ship, object) → (far) affondare (fig) (project) → far naufragare; (person) → distruggere
to be sunk (fam) → essere nei guai
I'm sunk without it → se non ce l'ho sono perso
to be sunk in thought → essere immerso/a nei propri pensieri
to be sunk in despair → essere assolutamente disperato/a
let's sink our differences → accantoniamo le divergenze
b. (mineshaft, well) → scavare; (foundations) → gettare; (stake) → piantare, conficcare; (pipe) → interrare
to sink the ball (Golf) → fare buca
to sink money into an enterprise → investire denaro in un'impresa
lets sink a few beers (Brit) (fam) → facciamoci un paio di birre
2. vi (in water) → affondare; (level of water, sun) → calare; (ground) → cedere; (value, voice) → abbassarsi; (sales) → diminuire
to sink to the bottom (ship) → colare a picco
to sink to one's knees → cadere in ginocchio
he sank into a chair/the mud → sprofondò in una poltrona/nel fango
the water sank slowly into the ground → l'acqua è penetrata lentamente nel terreno
she's sinking fast (dying) → deperisce rapidamente
he has sunk in my estimation → è scaduto ai miei occhi
he was left to sink or swim (fig) → fu lasciato a cavarsela da solo
to sink like a stone → andar giù come un sasso
to sink out of sight → scomparire alla vista
the shares have or the share price has sunk to 3 dollars → le azioni sono crollate a 3 dollari
my heart or spirits sank → mi sentii venir meno
sink back vi + adv (in chair) → accomodarsi bene; (under water) → affondare di nuovo
sink down vi + adv to sink down onto a chairlasciarsi cadere su una poltrona
to sink down on one's knees → cadere in ginocchio
to sink down out of sight → scomparire
sink in vi + adv (person, car) → sprofondare; (liquid, into ground, carpet) → penetrare; (remark, explanation) → essere capito/a
it hasn't sunk in yet (fig) → non mi rendo (or si rende ) ancora conto
it took a long time to sink in → ci ho (or ha ) messo molto a capirlo

sink

2 [sɪŋk] n (in kitchen) → lavello, acquaio; (in bathroom) → lavandino

sink

(siŋk) past tense sank (saŋk) : past participle sunk (saŋk) verb
1. to (cause to) go down below the surface of water etc. The torpedo sank the battleship immediately; The ship sank in deep water.
2. to go down or become lower (slowly). The sun sank slowly behind the hills; Her voice sank to a whisper.
3. to (cause to) go deeply (into something). The ink sank into the paper; He sank his teeth into an apple.
4. (of one's spirits etc) to become depressed or less hopeful. My heart sinks when I think of the difficulties ahead.
5. to invest (money). He sank all his savings in the business.
noun
a kind of basin with a drain and a water supply connected to it. He washed the dishes in the sink.
ˈsunken adjective
1. sunk under water. a sunken ship.
2. below the level of the surrounding area. a sunken garden.
be sunk
to be defeated, in a hopeless position etc. If he finds out that we've been disobeying him, we're sunk.
sink in
1. to be fully understood. The news took a long time to sink in.
2. to be absorbed. The surface water on the paths will soon sink in.

sink

بَالُّوعَة, حَوْضُ الغَسَل, يَغْرَقُ dřez, potopit se, umývadlo håndvask, synke, vask sinken, Spüle, Waschbecken βουλιάζω, νεροχύτης, νιπτήρας fregadero, hundirse, lavabo, lavamanos pesuallas, upottaa couler, évier, lavabo potonuti, sudoper, umivaonik affondare, lavandino シンク, 洗面台, 膿瘻 가라앉다, 개수대, 세면대 gootsteen, wasbak, zinken synke, vask, vaskeservant umywalka, zatonąć, zlew afundar-se, lava-loiças, lavatório, pia раковина, тонуть, умывальник diskho, handfat, sjunka จม, อ่างล้างหน้าและมือ, อ่างสำหรับล้าง batmak, lavabo bồn rửa, chậu rửa, chìm xuống 下沉, 水池, 脸盆
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March put down his clothesbrush, glance at Jo's retiring face, and then sink into his chair, looking as if the `precocious chick' had put an idea into his head that was both sweet and sour.
They do not grow weary nor miss step, nor do they fall out of rank and sink by the wayside to be left contemplating the moving procession.
The uproar which had so lately echoed through the vaults of the forest was gone, leaving the rush of the waters to swell and sink on the currents of the air, in the unmingled sweetness of nature.
The theory so enthusiastically held by the original locators, that Devil's Ford was a vast sink that had, through ages, exhausted and absorbed the trickling wealth of the adjacent hills and valleys, was suffering an ironical corroboration.
He needed a shock; or perhaps he required to take a deep, deep plunge into the ocean of human life, and to sink down and be covered by its profoundness, and then to emerge, sobered, invigorated, restored to the world and to himself.
But now, with this unattended walk from her prison door, began the daily custom; and she must either sustain and carry it forward by the ordinary resources of her nature, or sink beneath it.
The night grew darker and darker; the stars seemed to sink deeper in the sky, and driving clouds occasionally hid them from his sight.
to sink the whole subject; and I was quick to assure her that my own interest in it had now violently taken the form of a search for the way to escape from it.
Captain Peleg, said Bildad steadily, thy conscience may be drawing ten inches of water, or ten fathoms, i can't tell; but as thou art still an impenitent man, captain Peleg, I greatly fear lest thy conscience be but a leaky one; and will in the end sink thee foundering down to the fiery pit, Captain Peleg.
Once every ten minutes or so they would fail to begin again, but instead would sink back exhausted; a circumstance which invariably brought on a painful and terrifying scene, that made the fat policeman stir uneasily in his sleeping place behind the door.
Shelby, after their protracted discussion of the night before, did not readily sink to repose, and, in consequence, slept somewhat later than usual, the ensuing morning.
When, formerly, I have analyzed my partiality for some farm which I had contemplated purchasing, I have frequently found that I was attracted solely by a few square rods of impermeable and unfathomable bog--a natural sink in one corner of it.