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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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