AskDefine | Define sank

Dictionary Definition

sink

Noun

1 plumbing fixture consisting of a water basin fixed to a wall or floor and having a drainpipe
2 (technology) a process that acts to absorb or remove energy or a substance from a system; "the ocean is a sink for carbon dioxide" [ant: source]
3 a depression in the ground communicating with a subterranean passage (especially in limestone) and formed by solution or by collapse of a cavern roof [syn: sinkhole, swallow hole]
4 a covered cistern; waste water and sewage flow into it [syn: cesspool, cesspit, sump]

Verb

1 fall or drop to a lower place or level; "He sank to his knees" [syn: drop, drop down]
2 cause to sink; "The Japanese sank American ships in Pearl Harbor"
3 pass into a specified state or condition; "He sank into Nirvana" [syn: pass, lapse]
4 go under, "The raft sank and its occupants drowned" [syn: settle, go down, go under] [ant: float]
5 descend into or as if into some soft substance or place; "He sank into bed"; "She subsided into the chair" [syn: subside]
6 appear to move downward; "The sun dipped below the horizon"; "The setting sun sank below the tree line" [syn: dip]
7 fall heavily or suddenly; decline markedly; "The real estate market fell off" [syn: slump, fall off]
8 fall or sink heavily; "He slumped onto the couch"; "My spirits sank" [syn: slump, slide down]
9 embed deeply; "She sank her fingers into the soft sand"; "He buried his head in her lap" [syn: bury] [also: sunken, sunk, sank]sank See sink

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Pronunciation

Verb

sank
  1. simple past of sink
Privacy Policy, About Us, Terms and Conditions, Contact Us
Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2
Material from Wikipedia, Wiktionary, Dict
Valid HTML 4.01 Strict, Valid CSS Level 2.1