Meaning of SINK in English

SINK

I. verb

1.

to become submerged

the overloaded raft sank below the surface

Synonyms: founder, go down, go under, submerge, submerse

Related Word: capsize, overturn, tip (over); dive, plunge; scuttle; shipwreck, wreck

Idioms: go to Davy Jones's locker, go to the bottom, sink like a rock

Contrasted words: come up, rise

Antonyms: float

2.

Synonyms: set 12, decline, dip, go down

3.

Synonyms: deteriorate 1, decline, degenerate, descend, disimprove, disintegrate, retrograde, rot, worsen

Antonyms: rise

4.

Synonyms: stoop 2, descend

5.

Synonyms: lower 3, couch, demit, depress, droop, let down

6.

Synonyms: thrust 2, dig, drive, plunge, ram, run, stab, stick

7.

Synonyms: humble , abase, bemean, cast down, debase, degrade, demean, humiliate, lower

Antonyms: uplift

II. noun

1.

a place marked by a staggering amount of corruption and filth

that area of the city was a sink of vice and crime

Synonyms: Augean stable, cesspit, cesspool, den, pandemonium, Sodom, sty

Related Word: hellhole; fleshpot

Idioms: Alsatian den, den of iniquity, sink of corruption

2.

Synonyms: depression 2, basin, concavity, dip, hollow, sag, sinkage, sinkhole

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