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To go to a lower level, especially abruptly
“If the upthrust is not enough, the downward force of gravity will take over and the balloon will sink to the ground.”
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To gradually decrease or decline in value, amount, quality, or intensity
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“The worried couple has seen the value of their investments sink over time.”
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To slump into something
“He would sink slowly into the bed as his back cracked, relieving much of the tension that had built up all day.”
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To become worse in quality or health
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“The standard of service would begin to sink following the arrival of new staff and management.”
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To be humble or humbled
“If I sink myself to his level, I do not help, but aid all the more in dragging him down.”
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To vanish or disappear, especially gradually
“He watched the sun sink behind a cloud on the horizon, sending flaming colors that raced across the sky.”
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To cause to fail
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“The deal's contents, even before the votes were cast, looked very much like a bid to sink a free and open election.”
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To keep in the background, or ignore
“One wonders how many of Sharp's critics today would be prepared to sink their own prejudices.”
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To refrain from openly expressing or displaying
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“Yoshimitsu was in such financial difficulty that he would sink his pride for a handsome cash revenue from trade.”
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To insert beneath a surface
“Use a hammer to sink the screw deep into the surface.”
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(of a ship) To go to the bottom of the sea or some other body of water
“We needed to think quickly as the boat was beginning to sink fast.”
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To cause (a ship) to sink
“So, Ford wants to sink the ship rather than allow it to get into enemy hands.”
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To immerse or occupy oneself in something
“Make a careful exploration of who you are and the work you have been given, and then sink yourself into that.”
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To excavate (a well) or bore (a shaft) vertically downwards
“They planned to sink a gold mine in Oklahoma.”
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To rapidly consume (an alcoholic drink)
“It's a trendy spot for those looking to sink a few drinks and perhaps flirt with a few strangers after a day of drudgery.”
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To spend or invest (a lot of) money
“You don't need to sink a fortune into high-priced cleaners in your war against stubborn spots and stains.”
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To diminish in intensity or severity, especially gradually
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To bore, jade, or cause to be weary or restless
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Dip or submerge in a liquid
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To urge or push inward through force
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To consume food hungrily or in a gluttonous manner
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To fail to fulfil the hopes or expectations of
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To conceal or hide from view
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To lower or remove the value of something
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See no light at the end of the tunnel
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To be victorious over
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To cover completely with water
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Cause to become stuck in mud
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(of a boat) To be overturned in the water
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Upset the norm
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Move, or tend to move, towards a centre of gravity or other attractive force
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To stab or pierce something, usually with through
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Become stuck
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To remove completely, leaving no trace
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To endow with a quality, ability, or asset
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To think deeply about something that makes one unhappy, angry, or worried
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A fixed basin in a kitchen or bathroom, with a water supply and drainpipe
“He washed himself as best he could at the sink in the bathroom.”
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A place of much immorality, corruption or vice
“Hugo longed to escape to Zalem, away from the sink that was Iron City.”
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A sunken place or hollow on a surface
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A pipe or system of pipes used to remove human waste and to provide drainage
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A depression in the land formed from the collapse or erosion of the underlying rock or soil
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A reservoir or tank for holding water, especially for catching and holding rainwater for later use
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A person or machine that washes dishes
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The large body of salt water that covers most of the earth
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Morally, socially, or politically corrupt
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