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sink


  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Sink  \Sink\  (s[i^][ng]k),  n. 
  The  lowest  part  of  a  natural  hollow  or  closed  basin  whence 
  the  water  of  one  or  more  streams  escapes  by  evaporation;  as 
  the  sink  of  the  Humboldt  River.  [Western  U.  S.] 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Sink  \Sink\,  v.  t. 
  1.  To  cause  to  sink;  to  put  under  water;  to  immerse  or 
  submerge  in  a  fluid;  as  to  sink  a  ship. 
 
  [The  Athenians]  fell  upon  the  wings  and  sank  a 
  single  ship.  --Jowett 
  (Thucyd.). 
 
  2.  Figuratively:  To  cause  to  decline  to  depress;  to  degrade; 
  hence  to  ruin  irretrievably;  to  destroy,  as  by  drowping; 
  as  to  sink  one's  reputation. 
 
  I  raise  of  sink,  imprison  or  set  free  --Prior. 
 
  If  I  have  a  conscience,  let  it  sink  me  --Shak. 
 
  Thy  cruel  and  unnatural  lust  of  power  Has  sunk  thy 
  father  more  than  all  his  years.  --Rowe. 
 
  3.  To  make  (a  depression)  by  digging,  delving,  or  cutting, 
  etc.;  as  to  sink  a  pit  or  a  well  to  sink  a  die. 
 
  4.  To  bring  low  to  reduce  in  quantity;  to  waste. 
 
  You  sunk  the  river  repeated  draughts.  --Addison. 
 
  5.  To  conseal  and  appropriate.  [Slang] 
 
  If  sent  with  ready  money  to  buy  anything  and  you 
  happen  to  be  out  of  pocket,  sink  the  money,  and  take 
  up  the  goods  on  account.  --Swift. 
 
  6.  To  keep  out  of  sight;  to  suppress;  to  ignore. 
 
  A  courtly  willingness  to  sink  obnoxious  truths. 
  --Robertson. 
 
  7.  To  reduce  or  extinguish  by  payment;  as  to  sink  the 
  national  debt. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Sink  \Sink\,  v.  i.  [imp.  {Sunk},  or  ({Sank});  p.  p.  {Sunk}  (obs. 
  {Sunken},  --  now  used  as  adj.);  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {Sinking}.] 
  [OE.  sinken,  AS  sincan;  akin  to  D.  zinken  OS  sincan,  G. 
  sinken,  Icel.  s["o]kkva,  Dan.  synke,  Sw  sjunka  Goth. 
  siggan,  and  probably  to  E.  silt.  Cf  {Silt}.] 
  1.  To  fall  by  or  as  by  the  force  of  gravity;  to  descend 
  lower  and  lower;  to  decline  gradually;  to  subside;  as  a 
  stone  sinks  in  water;  waves  rise  and  sink;  the  sun  sinks 
  in  the  west. 
 
  I  sink  in  deep  mire.  --Ps.  lxix.  2. 
 
  2.  To  enter  deeply;  to  fall  or  retire  beneath  or  below  the 
  surface;  to  penetrate. 
 
  The  stone  sunk  into  his  forehead.  --1  San.  xvii. 
  49. 
 
  3.  Hence  to  enter  so  as  to  make  an  abiding  impression;  to 
  enter  completely. 
 
  Let  these  sayings  sink  down  into  your  ears.  --Luke 
  ix  44. 
 
  4.  To  be  overwhelmed  or  depressed;  to  fall  slowly,  as  so  the 
  ground,  from  weakness  or  from  an  overburden;  to  fail  in 
  strength;  to  decline  to  decay;  to  decrease. 
 
  I  think  our  country  sinks  beneath  the  yoke.  --Shak. 
 
  He  sunk  down  in  his  chariot.  --2  Kings  ix 
  24. 
 
  Let  not  the  fire  sink  or  slacken.  --Mortimer. 
 
  5.  To  decrease  in  volume,  as  a  river;  to  subside;  to  become 
  diminished  in  volume  or  in  apparent  height. 
 
  The  Alps  and  Pyreneans  sink  before  him  --Addison. 
 
  Syn:  To  fall;  subside;  drop;  droop;  lower;  decline  decay; 
  decrease;  lessen. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Sink  \Sink\,  n. 
  1.  A  drain  to  carry  off  filthy  water;  a  jakes. 
 
  2.  A  shallow  box  or  vessel  of  wood,  stone,  iron,  or  other 
  material,  connected  with  a  drain,  and  used  for  receiving 
  filthy  water,  etc.,  as  in  a  kitchen. 
 
  3.  A  hole  or  low  place  in  land  or  rock,  where  waters  sink  and 
  are  lost;  --  called  also  {sink  hole}.  [U.  S.] 
 
  {Sink  hole}. 
  a  The  opening  to  a  sink  drain. 
  b  A  cesspool. 
  c  Same  as  {Sink},  n.,  3. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  sink 
  n  1:  a  water  basin  fixed  to  a  wall  or  floor  and  having  a 
  drainpipe 
  2:  a  covered  cistern;  waste  water  and  sewage  flow  into  it  [syn: 
  {cesspool},  {cesspit},  {sump}] 
  v  1:  fall  or  drop  to  a  lower  place  or  level;  "He  sank  to  his 
  knees."  [syn:  {drop},  {drop  down}]  [ant:  {rise}] 
  2:  cause  to  sink;  "The  Japanese  sank  American  ships  in  Pearl 
  Harbour" 
  3:  pass  into  a  specified  state  or  condition:  "He  sank  into 
  Nirvana"  [syn:  {pass},  {lapse}] 
  4:  go  under  "The  raft  sank  and  its  occupants  drowned"  [syn:  {settle}, 
  {go  down},  {go  under}]  [ant:  {float}] 
  5:  descend  into  some  soft  substance;  "He  sank  into  bed" 
  6:  sink;  "The  sun  dipped  below  the  horizon"  [syn:  {dip}] 
  7:  fall  heavily  or  suddenly;  decline  markedly;  "The  real  estate 
  market  fell  off"  [syn:  {slump},  {fall  off}] 
  8:  fall  or  sink  heavily;  "He  slumped  onto  the  couch";  "My 
  spirits  sank"  [syn:  {slump},  {slide  down}] 
  9:  embed  deeply;  "She  sank  her  fingers  into  the  soft  sand" 
  [syn:  {bury}] 




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