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sink

 
Noun sink has 4 senses
  1. sink - plumbing fixture consisting of a water basin fixed to a wall or floor and having a drainpipe
    --1 is a kind of
    plumbing fixture
    --1 has part: drain basket
    --1 has particulars:
     kitchen sink; washbasin, basin, washbowl, washstand, lavatory
  2. sink - (technology) a process that acts to absorb or remove energy or a substance from a system; "the ocean is a sink for carbon dioxide"
    --2 is a kind of
    natural process, natural action, action, activity
    Antonyms: source
    --2 has particulars: heat sink
  3. sinkhole, sink, swallow hole - a depression in the ground communicating with a subterranean passage (especially in limestone) and formed by solution or by collapse of a cavern roof
    --3 is a kind of natural depression, depression
  4. cesspool, cesspit, sink, sump - a covered cistern; waste water and sewage flow into it
    --4 is a kind of cistern
Verb sink has 9 senses
  1. sink, drop, drop down - fall or drop to a lower place or level; "He sank to his knees"
    --1 is one way to change posture
    Sample sentences:
    Something ----s
    Somebody ----s
  2. sink - cause to sink; "The Japanese sank American ships in Pearl Harbor"
    --2 is one way to
    move, displace
    Sample sentence:
    The men sink the boat
  3. sink, pass, lapse - pass into a specified state or condition; "He sank into Nirvana"
    --3 is one way to move
    Sample sentences:
    Something is ----ing PP
    Somebody ----s PP
  4. sink, settle, go down, go under - go under, "The raft sank and its occupants drowned"
    --4 is one way to descend, fall, go down, come down
    Antonyms: float, swim
    Derived forms: noun sinker2, noun sinking1
    Sample sentence:
    They sink
  5. sink, subside - descend into or as if into some soft substance or place; "He sank into bed"; "She subsided into the chair"
    --5 is one way to descend, fall, go down, come down
    Sample sentences:
    Something ----s
    Somebody ----s
    Somebody ----s somebody PP
    Somebody ----s something PP
  6. dip, sink - appear to move downward; "The sun dipped below the horizon"; "The setting sun sank below the tree line"
    --6 is one way to decline
    Sample sentences:
    Something ----s
    Something is ----ing PP
  7. slump, fall off, sink - fall heavily or suddenly; decline markedly; "The real estate market fell off"
    --7 is one way to drop
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s
  8. slump, slide down, sink - fall or sink heavily; "He slumped onto the couch"; "My spirits sank"
    --8 is one way to collapse, fall in, cave in, give, give way, break, founder
    Sample sentences:
    Something ----s
    Somebody ----s
    Somebody ----s PP
  9. bury, sink - embed deeply; "She sank her fingers into the soft sand"; "He buried his head in her lap"
    --9 is one way to implant, engraft, embed, imbed, plant
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something PP
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