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English definition of “sink”

sink

verb [I/T] (FALL)   /sɪŋk/ (past tense sank  /sæŋk/ or sunk  /sʌŋk/, past participle sunk  /sʌŋk/)
to fall or move to a lower level : [I] The sun sank slowly below the horizon . [I] Exhausted after the race , she sank to the ground . [I] My feet sink into the sand with every step . [I] Gasoline prices sank last year . [I] Relations between the countries have sunk to a new low . To sink a ball is to hit it into a hole , as in golf and pool , or throw it through a hoop (= ring with a net ) in basketball . sink their teeth into People or animals who sink their teeth into something bite hard: I sank my teeth into the sandwich .
(Definition of sink verb (FALL) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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