An example of to sink is to drop down to a D average in a class.
An example of to sink is for a boat to go beneath the surface of the water.
His voice sank to a whisper.
An example of a sink is where many people wash dishes.
She sank into a deep sleep.
I've sunk a lot of money into that car.
The road sinks as it approaches the stream.
Sink a ship.
The scandal has sunk him in the eyes of many.
The meaning finally sank in.
Loss of advertising sank the newspaper.
He sank his arrogance and apologized.
That city is a sink of corruption.
The sun sinking in the west.
To sink a boat, to sink the blade of a shovel into the ground.
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.
To sink one's reputation.
To sink the national debt.
- 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.
Origin of sink
- Middle English sinken from Old English sincan
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition