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Settling in
Present participle for to make or become lower in amount or value
“The sun had just begun to sink below the hills when they reached the roof.”
Present participle for fall, decrease
“He could feel his body sink slowly into the bed and his back cracked, relieving some of the tension that had built up all day.”
Present participle for approach death
“The physicians attending the President have announced that he is sinking fast.”
Present participle for be humble or humbled
“Whatever she is guilty of, she would never sink to your level.”
Present participle for go down below the surface of something, especially of a liquid; become submerged
“Exhale and empty your lungs as much as possible, and you sink below the surface.”
Present participle for cause to fail
“Their public revelation of the deal's contents even before the votes were cast looked very much like a bid to sink a free and open election.”
Present participle for conceal, keep in the background, or ignore
“One wonders how many of Sharp's critics today would be prepared to sink their own prejudices and defy political correctness in order to do so.”
Present participle for gradually decrease or decline in value, amount, quality, or intensity
“They've seen the value of their investments sink - so why would they put good money after bad?”
Present participle for insert beneath a surface
“A hammer might sink a screw, but a screwdriver would be more efficient and effective.”
Present participle for to refrain from openly showing or uttering
“… sinks his pride and makes the first step towards a reconciliation.”
Present participle for to cease to be visible
“… that evening we sat on the beach, dreamily watching the sun sink beneath the horizon.”
Present participle for to diminish the price or value of
“… the slightest nick will sink the price of a piece of Tiffany glass.”
“The boat was beginning to sink fast.”
“So, Ford wants to sink the ship rather than allow the flagship of the Russian sub fleet get into enemy hands.”
“The sun was sinking in a red glow.”
“They planned to sink a gold mine in Oklahoma.”
“They perform in each one, sink a few drinks, and move on.”
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