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sink

  

      vb   , sinks, sinking, sank, sunk, sunken  
1    to descend or cause to descend, esp. beneath the surface of a liquid or soft substance  
2    intr   to appear to move down towards or descend below the horizon  
3    intr   to slope downwards; dip  
4    intr; often foll by: in or into   to pass into or gradually enter a specified lower state or condition  
to sink into apathy     
5    to make or become lower in volume, pitch, etc.  
6    to make or become lower in value, price, etc.  
7    intr   to become weaker in health, strength, etc.  
8    to decline or cause to decline in moral value, worth, etc.  
9    intr   to seep or penetrate  
10    tr   to suppress or conceal  
he sank his worries in drink     
11    tr   to dig, cut, drill, bore, or excavate (a hole, shaft, etc.)  
12    tr   to drive into the ground  
to sink a stake     
13    tr; usually foll by: in or into  
a    to invest (money)  
b    to lose (money) in an unwise or unfortunate investment  
14    tr   to pay (a debt)  
15    intr   to become hollow; cave in  
his cheeks had sunk during his illness     
16    tr   to hit, throw, or propel (a ball) into a hole, basket, pocket, etc.  
he sank a 15-foot putt     
17    tr     (Brit)  
informal   to drink, esp. quickly  
he sank three pints in half an hour     
18    sink or swim   to take risks where the alternatives are loss and failure or security and success  
      n  
19    a fixed basin, esp. in a kitchen, made of stone, earthenware, metal, etc., used for washing  
20       See       sinkhole  
21       another word for       cesspool  
22    a place of vice or corruption  
23    an area of ground below that of the surrounding land, where water collects  
24      (Physics)   a device or part of a system at which energy is removed from the system  
a heat sink     
      adj  
25    Informal   (of a housing estate or school) deprived or having low standards of achievement  
     (Old English sincan; related to Old Norse sökkva to sink, Gothic siggan, Old High German sincan, Swedish sjunka)  
  sinkable      adj  


behavioural sink  
      n     (Psychol)   a small area in which people or animals live in overcrowded conditions  
heat sink  
      n  
1    a metal plate specially designed to conduct and radiate heat from an electrical component, such as a rectifier  
2    a layer of material placed within the outer skin of high-speed aircraft to absorb heat  
kitchen sink  
      n  
1    a sink in a kitchen for washing dishes, vegetables, etc.  
2    everything but the kitchen sink   everything that can be conceived of  
3    modifier   denoting a type of drama or painting of the 1950s depicting the sordid aspects of domestic reality  
sink in  
      vb   intr, adv   to enter or penetrate the mind  
eventually the news sank in     
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cesspool   , cesspit  
      n  
1      (Also called)    sink, sump          a covered cistern, etc., for collecting and storing sewage or waste water  
2    a filthy or corrupt place  
a cesspool of iniquity     
     (C17: changed (through influence of pool1) from earlier cesperalle, from Old French souspirail vent, air, from soupirer to sigh; see suspire)  


behavioural sink  
      n     (Psychol)   a small area in which people or animals live in overcrowded conditions  
heat sink  
      n  
1    a metal plate specially designed to conduct and radiate heat from an electrical component, such as a rectifier  
2    a layer of material placed within the outer skin of high-speed aircraft to absorb heat  
kitchen sink  
      n  
1    a sink in a kitchen for washing dishes, vegetables, etc.  
2    everything but the kitchen sink   everything that can be conceived of  
3    modifier   denoting a type of drama or painting of the 1950s depicting the sordid aspects of domestic reality  
sink  
      vb   , sinks, sinking, sank, sunk, sunken  
1    to descend or cause to descend, esp. beneath the surface of a liquid or soft substance  
2    intr   to appear to move down towards or descend below the horizon  
3    intr   to slope downwards; dip  
4    intr; often foll by: in or into   to pass into or gradually enter a specified lower state or condition  
to sink into apathy     
5    to make or become lower in volume, pitch, etc.  
6    to make or become lower in value, price, etc.  
7    intr   to become weaker in health, strength, etc.  
8    to decline or cause to decline in moral value, worth, etc.  
9    intr   to seep or penetrate  
10    tr   to suppress or conceal  
he sank his worries in drink     
11    tr   to dig, cut, drill, bore, or excavate (a hole, shaft, etc.)  
12    tr   to drive into the ground  
to sink a stake     
13    tr; usually foll by: in or into  
a    to invest (money)  
b    to lose (money) in an unwise or unfortunate investment  
14    tr   to pay (a debt)  
15    intr   to become hollow; cave in  
his cheeks had sunk during his illness     
16    tr   to hit, throw, or propel (a ball) into a hole, basket, pocket, etc.  
he sank a 15-foot putt     
17    tr     (Brit)  
informal   to drink, esp. quickly  
he sank three pints in half an hour     
18    sink or swim   to take risks where the alternatives are loss and failure or security and success  
      n  
19    a fixed basin, esp. in a kitchen, made of stone, earthenware, metal, etc., used for washing  
20       See       sinkhole  
21       another word for       cesspool  
22    a place of vice or corruption  
23    an area of ground below that of the surrounding land, where water collects  
24      (Physics)   a device or part of a system at which energy is removed from the system  
a heat sink     
      adj  
25    Informal   (of a housing estate or school) deprived or having low standards of achievement  
     (Old English sincan; related to Old Norse sökkva to sink, Gothic siggan, Old High German sincan, Swedish sjunka)  
  sinkable      adj  
sink in  
      vb   intr, adv   to enter or penetrate the mind  
eventually the news sank in     

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sink

  

      vb  
1    cave in, decline, descend, dip, disappear, droop, drop, drown, ebb, engulf, fall, founder, go down, go under, lower, merge, plummet, plunge, sag, slope, submerge, subside  
2    abate, collapse, drop, fall, lapse, relapse, retrogress, slip, slump, subside  
3    decay, decline, decrease, degenerate, depreciate, deteriorate, die, diminish, dwindle, fade, fail, flag, go downhill     (informal)   lessen, weaken, worsen  
4    bore, dig, drill, drive, excavate, lay, put down  
5    be the ruin of, defeat, destroy, finish, overwhelm, ruin, scupper     (Brit. slang)   seal the doom of  
6    be reduced to, debase oneself, lower oneself, stoop, succumb  
  
Antonyms     
  
1, 2 & 3    arise, ascend, climb, enlarge, go up, grow, improve, increase, intensify, move up, rise, rise up, swell, wax  


sink in     
be understood, get through to, make an impression, penetrate, register     (informal)   take hold of  

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