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English definition of “sink”


verb [I or T] (GO DOWN BELOW)    /sɪŋk/ (sank or US also sunk, sunk)
B1 to ( cause something or someone to) go down below the surface or to the bottom of a liquid or soft substance : The Titanic was a passenger ship which sank (to the bottom of the ocean ) in 1912. The legs of the garden chair sank into the soft ground . Enemy aircraft sank two battleships . The dog sank her teeth into (= bit ) the ball and ran off with it. → See also sunkenStaying afloat, capsizing and sinking
(Definition of sink verb (GO DOWN BELOW) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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