Meaning of SINK in English


vt to conseal and appropriate.

2. sink ·noun a drain to carry off filthy water; a jakes.

3. sink ·vt to reduce or extinguish by payment; as, to sink the national debt.

4. sink ·vt to bring low; to reduce in quantity; to waste.

5. sink ·vi hence, to enter so as to make an abiding impression; to enter completely.

6. sink ·vt to keep out of sight; to suppress; to ignore.

7. sink ·noun a hole or low place in land or rock, where waters sink and are lost;

— called also sink hole.

8. sink ·vt to cause to sink; to put under water; to immerse or submerge in a fluid; as, to sink a ship.

9. sink ·vi to enter deeply; to fall or retire beneath or below the surface; to penetrate.

10. sink ·vt to make (a depression) by digging, delving, or cutting, ·etc.; as, to sink a pit or a well; to sink a die.

11. sink ·vi to decrease in volume, as a river; to subside; to become diminished in volume or in apparent height.

12. sink ·noun 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.

13. sink ·add. ·noun 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.

14. sink ·vt figuratively: to cause to decline; to depress; to degrade; hence, to ruin irretrievably; to destroy, as by drowping; as, to sink one's reputation.

15. sink ·vi 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.

xvi. sink ·vi 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.

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