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Definition of "sinks" []

  • To descend or cause to descend, esp beneath the surface of a liquid or soft substance (verb)
  • 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)
  • Plural form of sink. (noun)

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  • Third person singular simple present of to sink. (verb)

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Use "sinks" in a sentence
  • "Many of the bathrooms are pretty old, with white tiles, porcelain sinks ..."
  • "The high interest rates keep the City buoyant while the rest of Britain sinks, joining the Euro is the only plausible solution and therefore must do this before industry is battered anymore"
  • "For the most part the problem with the money sinks is that they are badly handled, badly managed."