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sank, past tense; sinks, 3rd person singular present; sunk, past tense; sinking, present participle; sunk, past participle;
  1. Go down below the surface of something, esp. of a liquid; become submerged
    • - he saw the coffin sink below the surface of the waves
  2. (of a ship) Go to the bottom of the sea or some other body of water because of damage or a collision
    • - the trawler sank with the loss of all six crew members
  3. Disappear and not be seen or heard of again
    • - the film sank virtually without trace
  4. Cause (a ship) to go to the bottom of the sea or other body of water
    • - a freak wave sank their boat near the shore
  5. Cause to fail
    • - she apparently wishes to sink the company
  6. Conceal, keep in the background, or ignore
    • - they agreed to sink their differences
  7. Descend; drop
    • - Sam felt the ground sinking beneath his feet
    • - you can relax on the veranda as the sun sinks
  8. (of a person) Lower oneself or drop gently
    • - she sank back onto her pillow
  9. Gradually penetrate the surface of something
    • - her feet sank into the thick pile of the carpet
  10. (of words or facts) Be fully understood or realized
    • - Peter read the letter twice before its meaning sank in
  11. Cause something sharp to penetrate (a surface)
    • - the dog sank its teeth into her arm
  12. Gradually decrease or decline in value, amount, quality, or intensity
    • - their output sank to a third of the prewar figure
    • - the reputation of the mayor sank to a very low level
  13. Lapse or fall into a particular state or condition, typically one that is unwelcome or unpleasant
    • - he sank into a coma after suffering a brain hemorrhage
  14. Be overwhelmed by a darker mood; become depressed
    • - her heart sank as she thought of Craig
  15. Approach death
    • - the doctor concluded that Sanders was sinking fast
  16. Insert beneath a surface by digging or hollowing out
    • - rails attached with screws sunk below the surface of the wood
  17. Excavate (a well) or bore (a shaft) more or less vertically downward
    • - they planned to sink a gold mine in Oklahoma
  18. Pocket (a ball) in billiards

  19. Hit the ball into the hole with (a putt or other shot)

  20. Insert into something
    • - Kelly stood watching, her hands sunk deep into her pockets
  21. (of eyes) Appear unusually deep or receded
    • - her eyes had sunk deep into their sockets
  22. Put money or energy into (something); invest something in
    • - many investors sank their life savings into the company
Noun
  1. A fixed basin with a water supply and a drain

  2. A pool or marsh in which a river's water disappears by evaporation or percolation

  3. A body or process that acts to absorb or remove energy or a particular component from a system
    • - a heat sink
    • - the oceans can act as a sink for CO2
  4. A place of vice or corruption
    • - moralizers complain that the Net is simply a festering sink of iniquity

  1. plumbing fixture consisting of a water basin fixed to a wall or floor and having a drainpipe
  2. fall or descend to a lower place or level; "He sank to his knees"
  3. (technology) a process that acts to absorb or remove energy or a substance from a system; "the ocean is a sink for carbon dioxide"
  4. cause to sink; "The Japanese sank American ships in Pearl Harbor"
  5. pass into a specified state or condition; "He sank into nirvana"
  6. sinkhole: a depression in the ground communicating with a subterranean passage (especially in limestone) and formed by solution or by collapse of a cavern roof
  7. In plumbing, a sink or basin is a bowl-shaped fixture that is used for washing hands or small objects.
  8. In computing, a sink or event sink is a class or function designed to receive incoming events from another object or function. This is commonly implemented in C++ as callbacks. ...
  9. Sink is an album released by Floater in September 1994. Lyrics of isolation and insanity are set against dark and moody aural landscapes, ambient sampling montages, and savage instrumental punch. Sink received a preliminary Grammy nomination in the category of Best Rock Album. ...
  10. Sink is a Foetus Inc compilation album first released in 1989 on Self Immolation/Some Bizzare and Wax Trax! Records. It compiles rare and unreleased songs from various Foetus projects from 1981–1989. Many of the rare tracks on the album have been edited shorter than their original length.
  11. A geographic sink is a . Instead of discharging, the collected water is lost due to evaporation and/or penetration (water sinking underground, e.g., to become groundwater in an aquifer). ...
  12. A directed graph or digraph is a pair (sometimes) of: * a set V, whose elements are called vertices or nodes, * a set A of ordered pairs of vertices, called arcs, directed edges, or arrows (and sometimes simply edges with the corresponding set named E instead of A).
  13. A basin used for holding water for washing; A sinkhole; A depression in land where water collects, with no visible outlet; A heat sink; A place that absorbs resources or energy; The motion of a sinker pitch; An object or callback that captures events; event sink; to descend into a liquid or ...
  14. (Sinking (sink drawing)) A cold finishing operation to obtain exactly the desired diameter and/or to improve mechanical properties. Performed by pulling a tube through a hardened die without using an interior tool (mandrel).
  15. (Sinking) The operation of machining the impression of a desired forging into die blocks.
  16. (Sinking (NPN)) NPN refers to a DC output type, also known as a "sinking" output.  It is a transistor output that switches the DC ground.   The load must be connected between the sensor output and the positive supply.
  17. (Sinking) A recess or a part sunk below the surrounding surface.
  18. (Sinking) The hammering of a flat piece of metal into a concave hemispherical shape in the top of a tree stump or any dished form. A small bowl shape is formed in the center of the sheet producing a lip, enabling the piece to "ride" the end of a raising stake, aiding in the raising process.
  19. (Sinking) The process by which a shaft is driven.
  20. (Sinking) The process of lowering cribs, caissons, and piers to their foundations.
  21. (Sinking) The term is used here to describe the way a switch is connected in the circuit. If the switch completes the electrical circuit by connecting the load to ground/(-) it is considered to be sinking the load. In a solid state device this is equivalent to a NPN ouput.
  22. (Sinking) making a bowl shape from flat sheet metal by hammering from the rim into the center, usually against a soft surface or depression. As normally done, the center is thinner than the rim which is near the thickness of the original metal. Raising. repousse.htm 2004-02-26
  23. (Sinking) similar to plug drawing except that no inside mandrel or plug is used. Wall thickness is not altered substantially in a sink pass.
  24. (sinking (well)) usewell construction
  25. (sinking) The absorption of paint medium by a lean underlayer to produce a matte or dead surface.