sink verb (GO DOWN BELOW)
- We all thought we were done for when the boat started to sink.
- The tanker is listing badly and liable to sink at any moment.
- It is hoped that the oil slick will sink to the seabed where it would be covered within a few years by sediments and eventually decompose.
- It's good to sink into a hot tub at the end of a hard day's work.
- We sank our teeth into the enormous cakes.
sink verb (FALL)
sink verb (DIG)
sink verb (FAILURE)
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sinknoun [ C ]uk /sɪŋk/ us /sɪŋk/
- We're only going on vacation for a week, but John will insist on taking everything but the kitchen sink.
- You'll need a strong abrasive for cleaning this sink.
- There's no need to get so het up about a few dirty dishes in the sink!
- Put the plug in the sink and run some water.
- The kitchen was in its original state, with a 1920s sink and stove.