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Sink meaning

sink - 20 dictionary results

  1. 1. ( technology) a process that acts to absorb or remove energy or a substance from a system; " the ocean is a sink for carbon dioxide"
  2. 2. cause to sink; " The Japanese sank American ships in Pearl Harbor"
  3. 3. The lowest part of a natural hollow or closed basin whence the water of one or more streams escapes by evaporation; as, the sink of the Humboldt River.
  4. 4. To fall by, or as by, the force of gravity; to descend lower and lower; to decline gradually; to subside; as, a stone sinks in water; waves rise and sink; the sun sinks in the west.
  5. 5. To enter deeply; to fall or retire beneath or below the surface; to penetrate.
  6. 6. Hence, to enter so as to make an abiding impression; to enter completely.
  7. 7. To be overwhelmed or depressed; to fall slowly, as so the ground, from weakness or from an overburden; to fail in strength; to decline; to decay; to decrease.
  8. 8. To decrease in volume, as a river; to subside; to become diminished in volume or in apparent height.
  9. 9. To cause to sink; to put under water; to immerse or submerge in a fluid; as, to sink a ship.
  10. 10. Figuratively: To cause to decline; to depress; to degrade; hence, to ruin irretrievably; to destroy, as by drowping; as, to sink one's reputation.
  11. 11. To make ( a depression) by digging, delving, or cutting, etc.; as, to sink a pit or a well; to sink a die.
  12. 12. To bring low; to reduce in quantity; to waste.
  13. 13. To conseal and appropriate.
  14. 14. To keep out of sight; to suppress; to ignore.
  15. 15. To reduce or extinguish by payment; as, to sink the national debt.
  16. 16. A drain to carry off filthy water; a jakes.
  17. 17. A shallow box or vessel of wood, stone, iron, or other material, connected with a drain, and used for receiving filthy water, etc., as in a kitchen.
  18. 18. To cause to sink; immerse; suppress; degrade.
  19. 19. To fall down; descend; enter deeply; be overwhelmed; decline.
  20. 20. Trough for carrying off waste water, & c.

sink - examples of usage

  1. We are all in the ship, and must sink or swim together." - "Daniel Defoe", William Minto.
  2. " Though I don't like the crew, I won't sink the ship. - "Daniel Defoe", William Minto.
  3. The cow will sink down gently on her left side without shock or struggle. - "Special Report on Diseases of Cattle", U.S. Department of Agriculture J.R. Mohler.
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