sink

  • 1 Sink — (s[i^][ng]k), v. t. 1. To cause to sink; to put under water; to immerse or submerge in a fluid; as, to sink a ship. [1913 Webster] [The Athenians] fell upon the wings and sank a single ship. Jowett (Thucyd.). [1913 Webster] 2. Figuratively: To… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 Sink — (s[i^][ng]k), n. 1. A drain to carry off filthy water; a jakes. [1913 Webster] 2. 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. [1913 Webster]… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 Sink — (s[i^][ng]k), v. i. [imp. {Sunk} (s[u^][ng]k), or ({Sank} (s[a^][ng]k)); p. p. {Sunk} (obs. {Sunken}, now used as adj.); p. pr. & vb. n. {Sinking}.] [OE. sinken, AS. sincan; akin to D. zinken, OS. sincan, G. sinken, Icel. s[ o]kkva, Dan. synke,… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 sink — sink; sink·able; sink·age; sink·er; sink·er·less; coun·ter·sink; …

    English syllables

  • 5 sink — ► VERB (past sank; past part. sunk) 1) become submerged in liquid. 2) (with reference to a ship) go or cause to go to the bottom of the sea. 3) disappear and not be seen or heard of again. 4) drop downwards. 5) lower oneself or drop down gently …

    English terms dictionary

  • 6 sink — [siŋk] vi. sank or sunk, sunk, sinking [ME sinken < OE sincan, akin to Ger sinken < IE base * sengw , to fall, sink > Gr heaphthē, (he) sank] 1. to go beneath the surface of water, deep snow, soft ground, etc. so as to be partly or… …

    English World dictionary

  • 7 sink — [v1] fall in, go under bore, bring down, capsize, cast down, cave in, couch, decline, demit, depress, descend, dig, dip, disappear, drill, drive, droop, drop, drown, ebb, engulf, excavate, fall, flounder, force down, founder, go down, go to the… …

    New thesaurus

  • 8 Sink — ist der Familienname von: Kuldar Sink (1942–1995), estnischer Komponist, Flötist und Cembalist Marje Sink (1910–1979), estnische Komponistin Diese Seite ist eine Begriffsklärung zur Unterscheidung mehrerer mit demselben Wort b …

    Deutsch Wikipedia

  • 9 sink — UK US /sɪŋk/ verb (sank, sunk) ► [I] if prices, profits, shares, etc. sink, they fall to a lower level: »Bond prices sank and stocks rose today. sink to sth »The dollar sank to a record low against the euro. »Shares sank 3% Wednesday to close at… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 10 sink\ in — • sink in • soak in v informal To be completely understood; be fully realized or felt. Everybody laughed at the joke but Joe; it took a moment for it to sink in before he laughed too. When Frank heard that war had started, it didn t sink in for a …

    Словарь американских идиом

  • 11 Sink — (Groß Schenk), 1) Bezirk im siebenbürgischen Kreise Hermannstadt, gebirgig, von der Aluta durchflossen; mit Getreide , Flachs , Haufbau[129] u. Bienenzucht; 2) Marktflecken u. Hauptort darin; Bezirks u. Steueramt, evangelische Hauptschule,… …

    Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • 12 Sink — (spr. schínk, auch Nagy S., deutsch: Groß Schenk), Großgemeinde im ungar. Komitat Groß Kokel (Siebenbürgen), mit Ackerbau, Hanfindustrie und (1901) 2534 deutschen (Sachsen) und rumänischen (meist evangelischen und griechisch orient.) Einwohnern.… …

    Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • 13 sink — index decay, decrease, degenerate, depreciate, depress, ebb, immerse (plunge into), invest ( …

    Law dictionary

  • 14 sink in — index penetrate Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 15 Sink —   [engl.], Datensenke …

    Universal-Lexikon

  • 16 sink — vb *fall, drop, slump, subside Analogous words: *droop, sag, flag, wilt: submerge, immerse, *dip: ebb, *abate, wane: disappear, *vanish …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 17 sink — The verb has the past tense sank (but formerly and occasionally still sunk) and the past participle sunk. The adjectival forms sunk and sunken are not readily distinguished: sunken is often used to mean ‘submerged’ (a sunken ship), ‘fallen in,… …

    Modern English usage

  • 18 sink|er — «SIHNG kuhr», noun. 1. a person or thing that sinks. 2. a weight as of lead or stone for sinking a fishing line or net in the water. 3. U.S. Slang. a doughnut: »Sinkers and coffee, folks, get your doughnuts here (Los Angeles Times). 4. a pitch in …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 19 Sink — This article is about a sanitary fitting for washing ones hands, or for washing dishes. For other uses, see Sink (disambiguation). A typical sink/basin in a bathroom …

    Wikipedia

  • 20 sink — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun ADJECTIVE ▪ bathroom (esp. AmE), kitchen ▪ blocked (esp. BrE), clogged (AmE) ▪ marble (esp. AmE), porcelain, stainless steel …

    Collocations dictionary