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Adjective
Settling in
Adjective
That falls or fall
Adjective
Bending or hanging downward or forward
Adjective
Becoming tired or less dynamic
Adjective
On the point of death
Adjective
Having an outline or surface that curves inwards like the interior of a circle or sphere
Adjective
Weak or lacking in strength
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Adjective
Lacking some usual or expected property or quality
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Adjective
Directed or moving backwards
Verb
In a period of decrease or decline
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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 making a hole
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“They planned to sink a gold mine in Oklahoma.”
Verb
Present participle for 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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Present participle for to gradually decrease or decline in value, amount, quality, or intensity
“The worried couple has seen the value of their investments sink over time.”
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Present participle for 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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Present participle for 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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Present participle for to cause to fail
“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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Present participle for 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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Present participle for to refrain from openly expressing or displaying
“Yoshimitsu was in such financial difficulty that he would sink his pride for a handsome cash revenue from trade.”
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Present participle for to insert beneath a surface
“Use a hammer to sink the screw deep into the surface.”
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(of a ship) Present participle for 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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Present participle for 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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Present participle for 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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Present participle for 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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Present participle for 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.”
Noun
The action of abating or being abated; ending or subsiding
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The gradual caving in or sinking of an area of land
Noun
The process of degenerating
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The act or state of sagging
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The act of destroying (something)
Noun
The act of excavating, or of making hollow, by cutting, scooping, or digging
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The collapse of a business
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