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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)

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.

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)."