Definition of "sink" []

  • To descend to the bottom; submerge. (verb-intransitive)
  • To fall or drop to a lower level, especially to go down slowly or in stages: The water in the lake sank several feet during the long, dry summer. (verb-intransitive)
  • To subside or settle gradually, as a massive or weighty structure. (verb-intransitive)
  • To appear to move downward, as the sun or moon in setting. (verb-intransitive)
  • To slope downward; incline. (verb-intransitive)
  • To descend or cause to descend, esp beneath the surface of a liquid or soft substance (verb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • To appear to move down towards or descend below the horizon (verb)
  • To slope downwards; dip (verb)
  • To pass into or gradually enter a specified lower state or condition (verb)
  • To make or become lower in volume, pitch, etc (verb)
  • To make or become lower in value, price, etc (verb)
  • To become weaker in health, strength, etc (verb)
  • To decline or cause to decline in moral value, worth, etc (verb)
  • To seep or penetrate (verb)
  • To suppress or conceal (verb)
  • To dig, cut, drill, bore, or excavate (a hole, shaft, etc) (verb)
  • To drive into the ground (verb)
  • To invest (money) (verb)
  • To lose (money) in an unwise or unfortunate investment (verb)
  • To pay (a debt) (verb)
  • To become hollow; cave in (verb)
  • To hit, throw, or propel (a ball) into a hole, basket, pocket, etc (verb)
  • To drink, esp quickly (verb)
  • A fixed basin, esp in a kitchen, made of stone, earthenware, metal, etc, used for washing (noun)
  • A place of vice or corruption (noun)
  • An area of ground below that of the surrounding land, where water collects (noun)
  • A device or part of a system at which energy is removed from the system (noun)
  • (of a housing estate or school) deprived or having low standards of achievement (adjective) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "sink" in a sentence
  • "I pause after “play,” letting the weight of the word sink in."
  • "While brushing at the sink is a step up from brushing at the tub, "we're not there yet" * as the French would say."
  • "I cut off the stems, slit them open, and take out the seeds (I find shaking them over the sink is the easiest method as the seeds can fly everywhere)."