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sink

verb /siŋk/ ( past tense sank /saŋk/, past participle sunk /saŋk/)
to (cause to) go down below the surface of water etc
hundir(se), irse a pique
The torpedo sank the battleship immediately The ship sank in deep water.
to go down or become lower (slowly)
ponerse, bajar, descender
The sun sank slowly behind the hills Her voice sank to a whisper.
to (cause to) go deeply (into something)
penetrar, clavar, hundir, hincar
The ink sank into the paper He sank his teeth into an apple.
(of one’s spirits etc) to become depressed or less hopeful
hundirse, venirse abajo, desanimarse
My heart sinks when I think of the difficulties ahead.
to invest (money)
invertir
He sank all his savings in the business.
sunken adjective sunk under water
hundido, sumergido
a sunken ship.
below the level of the surrounding area
a un nivel más bajo
a sunken garden.
be sunk to be defeated, in a hopeless position etc
estar perdido
If he finds out that we’ve been disobeying him, we’re sunk.
sink in phrasal verb to be fully understood
asimilar, ser comprendido
The news took a long time to sink in.
to be absorbed
penetrar, ser absorbido
The surface water on the paths will soon sink in.
(Definition of sink from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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