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sunk

 (sŭngk)
v.
A past tense and the past participle of sink.

sunk

(sʌŋk)
vb
a past participle of sink
adj
informal with all hopes dashed; ruined: if the police come while we're opening the safe, we'll be sunk.

sunk

(sʌŋk)

v.
1. a pt. and pp. of sink.
adj.
2. beyond help; done for; undone.
[1920–25]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.sunk - doomed to extinctionsunk - doomed to extinction      
unsuccessful - not successful; having failed or having an unfavorable outcome

sunk

adjective ruined, lost, finished, done for (informal), on the rocks, dead in the water (informal), all washed up (informal), up the creek without a paddle (informal) Without him we'd all be well and truly sunk.
References in classic literature ?
We drove up to this skeleton to tie our horses, and then I saw a door and window sunk deep in the drawbank.
His search has always hitherto been fruitless, and he has sunk back, disheartened, into the sea.
As Alice rose from her knees, where she had sunk by the side of Cora, she threw herself on the bosom of the latter, and sobbed aloud the name of their aged father, while her soft, dove-like eyes, sparkled with the rays of hope.
From that hour of evil omen until the present, it may be,--though we know not the secret of his heart,--but it may be that no wearier and sadder man had ever sunk into the chair than this same Judge Pyncheon, whom we have just beheld so immitigably hard and resolute.
Gradually, they have sunk almost out of sight; as old houses, here and there about the streets, get covered half-way to the eaves by the accumulation of new soil.
Driving at that hour, on a lovely day, through a country to which the summer sweetness seemed to offer me a friendly welcome, my fortitude mounted afresh and, as we turned into the avenue, encountered a reprieve that was probably but a proof of the point to which it had sunk.
then, in that contracted hole, sunk, too, beneath the ship's water-line, Jonah feels the heralding presentiment of that stifling hour, when the whale shall hold him in the smallest of his bowel's wards.
I wish you would look into his mouth, and then you could tell; though he is so very thin, his eyes are not sunk like some old horses'.
You scarcely noticed it at first--it sunk into your consciousness, a vague disturbance, a trouble.
Slowly and gradually, as its meaning came over him, he collapsed, rather than seated himself, on his old chair, and sunk his head down upon his knees.
I had to carry the boy out myself, he sunk into such a collapse.
He sprang out of bed, but his quaking knees sunk under him and he fell to the floor.