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English definition of “sunk”

sunk

 /sʌŋk/ us  

sunk (SINK)

past simple and past participle of sink

sunk

adjective [not gradable]  /sʌŋk/ infml us  

sunk adjective [not gradable] (IN TROUBLE)

experiencing serious trouble, or unable to solve a problem: If I had to pay off that debt, I’d be sunk.
(Definition of sunk from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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