- To undertake an endeavor energetically:
She sank her teeth into the challenging project.
- To fail or succeed without alternative.
- to be grasped by the mind, esp. with difficulty; be recognized or understood in full
Other Word Forms of Sink
Origin of Sink
From Old English sincan, from Proto-Germanic *sinkwanÄ…, from Proto-Indo-European *sengÊ·- (“to fall, sink"). Compare West Frisian sinke, Low German sinken, Dutch zinken, German sinken, Danish synke, Swedish sjunka.
Middle English sinken from Old English sincan
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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