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English

Etymology

From Old English sincan

Pronunciation

Verb

Infinitive
to sink

Third person singular
sinks

Simple past
sank

Past participle
sunk or sunken

Present participle
sinking

to sink (third-person singular simple present sinks, present participle sinking, simple past sank, past participle sunk or sunken)
  1. (intransitive) To descend into a liquid or other substance or material.
  2. (transitive) To submerge (something) in a liquid or other substance or material.
  3. (transitive) To cause (a ship, etc) to sink.
  4. (transitive) To push (something) into something.
    • The dog sank its teeth into the delivery man's leg.
    • The joint will hold tighter if you sink a wood screw through both boards.
  5. (intransitive) Describing metaphorically the experience of apprehension, disappointment, or momentary depression as felt via an internal human organ.
    1915 Burgess, Thronton W., The Adventures of Chatterer the Red Squirrel, Little, Brown, and Company, Boston; ch. XIX:
    • Peter's heart sank. "Don't you think it is dreadful?" he asked.

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Noun

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Singular
sink

Plural
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  1. A basin used for holding water for washing.
  2. A sinkhole
  3. A depression in land where water collects, with no visible outlet.
  4. A heat sink.
  5. A place that absorbs resources or energy.
  6. (baseball) The motion of a sinker pitch.
    Jones' has a two-seamer with heavy sink.

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Estonian

Noun

sink

  1. ham

Norwegian

Noun

sink

  1. zinc (element)


This Norwegian entry was created from the translations listed at zinc. It may be less reliable than other entries, and may be missing parts of speech or additional senses. Please also see sink in the Norwegian Wiktionary. This notice will be removed when the entry is checked. (more information) April 2008


West Frisian

Verb

sink

  1. First person singular of sinke in the present tense.
  2. Imperative of sinke.

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