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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.

sinking

(ˈsɪŋkɪŋ)
n
a. a feeling in the stomach caused by hunger or uneasiness
b. (as modifier): a sinking feeling.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sinking - a descent as through liquid (especially through water)sinking - a descent as through liquid (especially through water); "they still talk about the sinking of the Titanic"
settling, subsiding, subsidence - a gradual sinking to a lower level
descent - a movement downward
immersion, submergence, submerging, submersion - sinking until covered completely with water
foundering, going under - (of a ship) sinking
2.sinking - a slow fall or decline (as for lack of strength); "after several hours of sinking an unexpected rally rescued the market"; "he could not control the sinking of his legs"
decrease, lessening, drop-off - a change downward; "there was a decrease in his temperature as the fever subsided"; "there was a sharp drop-off in sales"
3.sinking - a feeling caused by uneasiness or apprehension; "with a sinking heart"; "a sinking feeling in the pit of my stomach"
anxiety - a vague unpleasant emotion that is experienced in anticipation of some (usually ill-defined) misfortune
Translations

sinking

[ˈsɪŋkɪŋ]
A. N (= shipwreck) → hundimiento m
B. ADJ
1. (= foundering) a sinking ship (lit) → un barco que se hunde (fig) (= cause) → una causa en declive or que va a pique; (= organization) → una organización en declive or que va a pique
2. with a sinking feeling she picked the phone upcon una sensación de ansiedad contestó el teléfono
that sinking feelingesa sensación de ansiedad or desazón
with a sinking heartentristecido
3. (Fin) a sinking pound/dollaruna libra/un dólar cayendo en picado
C. CPD sinking fund N (Fin) → fondo m de amortización

sinking

[ˈsɪŋkɪŋ]
n [ship] → naufrage m
the sinking of the Titanic → le naufrage du Titanic
adj
a sinking feeling → un serrement de cœur
to get that sinking feeling → avoir le cœur serrésinking fund n (FINANCE)fonds mpl d'amortissementsink unit nbloc-évier m

sinking

n (of ship)Untergang m; (deliberately) → Versenkung f; (of shaft)Senken nt, → Abteufen nt (spec); (of well)Bohren nt
adj (Fin) currencyfallend; a sinking ship (lit, fig)ein sinkendes Schiff; with (a) sinking heartschweren Herzens; he realized with a sinking heart that …das Herz wurde ihm schwer, als er merkte, dass …; sinking feelingflaues Gefühl (im Magen) (inf); I got a horrible sinking feeling when I realized …mir wurde ganz anders, als ich erkannte

sinking

[ˈsɪŋkɪŋ]
1. n (shipwreck) → naufragio
2. adj a or that sinking feelinguna stretta allo stomaco
I have a sinking feeling that things have gone wrong → ho il brutto presentimento che le cose siano andate male
with sinking heart → con la morte nel cuore