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Third person singular
- (intransitive) To descend into a liquid or other substance or material.
- (transitive) To submerge (something) in a liquid or other substance or material.
- (transitive) To cause (a ship, etc) to sink.
- (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.
- (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.
- (descend into a liquid, etc): descend, go down
- (submerge): dip, dunk, submerge
- (cause (ship, etc) to sink):
- (push (something) into):
- A basin used for holding water for washing.
- A sinkhole
- A depression in land where water collects, with no visible outlet.
- A heat sink.
- A place that absorbs resources or energy.
- (baseball) The motion of a sinker pitch.
- Jones' has a two-seamer with heavy sink.
- 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
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