Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Spanish translation of “sink”

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)
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

More translations of “sink” in Spanish

Definitions of “sink” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

mutant

an organism that is different from others of its type because of a permanent change in its genes

Word of the Day

What’s that lovely smell?

by Kate Woodford​,
October 29, 2014
As adult humans, we can distinguish about 10,000 different smells. It’s no wonder, then, that we have so many words and expressions to describe them. This week we’re taking a look at those smell words – words that describe good smells and words that describe bad smells. Most smell words are either

Read More 

high-frequency trading noun

October 27, 2014
a type of stock market trading that uses very complex technology to trade extremely quickly, often making tiny profits which nevertheless add up to substantial sums Lewis’s book, Flash Boys, is driving a huge amount of attention toward the topic of high frequency trading, and it has rekindled some of

Read More