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Pronounce Sink as S IY N K.

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Phonetic transcription for sink

  • Traditional IPA Phonetic transcription of sink: | sɪnk |
  • Modern IPA Phonetic transcription of sink: | sɪnk |

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Meanings for sink

to float down


plumbing fixture consisting of a water basin fixed to a wall or floor and having a drainpipe


(technology) a process that acts to absorb or remove energy or a substance from a system

"the ocean is a sink for carbon dioxide"

sinkhole, sink, swallow hole(noun)

a depression in the ground communicating with a subterranean passage (especially in limestone) and formed by solution or by collapse of a cavern roof

cesspool, cesspit, sink, sump(verb)

a covered cistern; waste water and sewage flow into it

sink, drop, drop down(verb)

fall or descend to a lower place or level

"He sank to his knees"


cause to sink

"The Japanese sank American ships in Pearl Harbor"

sink, pass, lapse(verb)

pass into a specified state or condition

"He sank into nirvana"

sink, settle, go down, go under(verb)

go under, "The raft sank and its occupants drowned"

sink, subside(verb)

descend into or as if into some soft substance or place

"He sank into bed"; "She subsided into the chair"

dip, sink(verb)

appear to move downward

"The sun dipped below the horizon"; "The setting sun sank below the tree line"

slump, fall off, sink(verb)

fall heavily or suddenly; decline markedly

"The real estate market fell off"

slump, slide down, sink(verb)

fall or sink heavily

"He slumped onto the couch"; "My spirits sank"

bury, sink(verb)

embed deeply

"She sank her fingers into the soft sand"; "He buried his head in her lap"

to become worse or of less value

his fortunes have steadily sunk since the breakup of his business

to go to a lower level especially abruptly

I had just bought a bundle of shares of the stock when its price sank like a rock

to refrain from openly showing or uttering

sinks his pride and makes the first step towards a reconciliation

to cease to be visible

that evening we sat on the beach, dreamily watching the sun sink beneath the horizon

to diminish the price or value of

the slightest nick will sink the price of a piece of Tiffany glass

to reduce to a lower standing in one's own eyes or in others' eyes

the revelation that he has been embezzling for years definitely sinks him in my opinion

to lead or extend downward

the road sinks abruptly after that curve

to lose bodily strength or vigor

the old woman only sunk further after she was moved to the nursing home

a place of great vice and corruption

was able to rise above the sink that was his birthplace

Example Sentences of sink

Give me some time to let it all sink in.

I am able to fix the sink this afternoon.

Tom walked over to the sink and turned on the faucet.

The situation has come to the point where we either sink or swim.

Tom filled the sink with water.

The kitchen sink was full of dirty dishes.

The sink is full of dirty dishes.

We saw the sun sink below the horizon.

Above the sink are several whisky bottles.

Synonyms for sink

sump sinkhole swallow hole cesspool cesspit unload settle leave out dribble dip send packing drop off dismiss drop down drip go down deteriorate lapse slide down overleap strike down overlook throw cast fell go under subside cut down neglect devolve expend send away set down flatten pass swing bury put down throw off throw away dangle drop shake off discharge spend fall off knock off miss pretermit degenerate cast off slump shed omit run perish fall back elapse go past make pass lead top put across go by draw evanesce backslide occur die snuff it excrete turn over go slide by recidivate fade hand legislate happen egest exit exceed fleet pass away slip away drop dead overstep make it authorize pop off expire regress kick the bucket retrogress give fall out hap slip by go on eliminate croak pass off give up the ghost return blow over take place overhaul go through reach communicate come about choke pass by go across overtake transcend glide by relapse extend decease fall clear conk travel by buy the farm pass along authorise go along surpass guide pass on square up make up patch up nail down settle down square off decline descend come down root determine crash steady down reconcile finalise ensconce wane get back adjudicate conciliate decide resolve locate set finalize take root lessen dim dunk souse duck douse plunge slouch correct fall away swallow eat up entomb immerse swallow up lay to rest forget inhume inter basin washbasin submerge abase bring low cast down debase degrade depress discredit disgrace dishonor humble humiliate lower reduce penetrate soak droop weary flag decay decrease diminish abate drown attenuate suppress go to the bottom enter be depressed be overwhelmed dwindle lose strength give way merge submerse ingulf dig excavate scoop out bring down let down ruin destroy waste overthrow overwhelm swamp conceal keep close drain sewer wells heatsink sinks receiver well spreader atrophy crumble ebb retrograde rot worsen crater dive nose dive plummet skid tumble choke (back) hold back pocket repress smother stifle strangle dematerialize disappear dissolve evaporate flee fly melt vanish break cheapen depreciate devaluate devalue downgrade mark down write down write off chasten demean foul shame smirch take down emaciate fail lag languish sag waste (away) weaken wilt wither Augean stable Gomorrah

Sink in different languages

  • مكتب المديرArabic
  • lavabo Spanish
  • lavello Italian
  • pia Portuguese
  • bồn rửa Vietnamese
  • 下沉 Chinese

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