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sink

verb
 
 
/sɪŋk/ ( past tense and past participle sank, also US sunk, past participle sunk)
WATER [I, T] B1 to go down or make something go down below the surface of water and not come back up: The Titanic sank after hitting an iceberg. During the first wave of attacks, they sank three enemy ships.Staying afloat, capsizing and sinking
SOFT SUBSTANCE [I, T] B1 to go down, or make something go down, into something soft: My feet keep sinking into the sand. It sank its teeth into his arm.Moving downwardsFalling and dropping
MOVE DOWN [I] B2 to move down slowly: The sun sank below the horizon.Moving downwardsFalling and dropping
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