1. [ verb ] fall or drop to a lower place or level
Synonyms: drop drop_down

"He sank to his knees."

Related terms: rise change_posture sag drop_open sag drop slump
2. [ verb ] cause to sink

"The Japanese sank American ships in Pearl Harbour"

Related terms: move settle settle
3. [ verb ] pass into a specified state or condition
Synonyms: lapse pass

: "He sank into Nirvana"

Related terms: move passage
4. [ noun ] plumbing fixture consisting of a water basin fixed to a wall or floor and having a drainpipe
Related terms: plumbing_fixture kitchen_sink washbasin drain_basket
5. [ verb ] descend into or as if into some soft substance or place
Synonyms: subside

"He sank into bed" "She subsided into the chair"

Related terms: descend
6. [ verb ] go under, "The raft sank and its occupants drowned"
Synonyms: go_down settle go_under
Related terms: float descend submerge subside founder percolate percolate sinker
7. [ verb ] appear to move downward
Synonyms: dip

"The sun dipped below the horizon" "The setting sun sank below the tree line"

Related terms: decline subside
8. [ verb ] fall heavily or suddenly; decline markedly
Synonyms: slump fall_off

"The real estate market fell off"

Related terms: drop slump
9. [ verb ] fall or sink heavily
Synonyms: slump slide_down

"He slumped onto the couch" "My spirits sank"

Related terms: collapse
10. [ verb ] embed deeply
Synonyms: bury

"She sank her fingers into the soft sand" "He buried his head in her lap"

Related terms: implant set
11. [ noun ] (technology) a process that acts to absorb or remove energy or a substance from a system

"the ocean is a sink for carbon dioxide"

Related terms: natural_process heat_sink engineering
12. [ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 5852
13. [ noun ] (geology,geography) a depression in the ground communicating with a subterranean passage (especially in limestone) and formed by solution or by collapse of a cavern roof
Synonyms: swallow_hole sinkhole
Related terms: natural_depression
14. [ noun ] a covered cistern; waste water and sewage flow into it
Synonyms: cesspit sump cesspool
Related terms: cistern
Similar spelling:   Sinko