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(of a person's eyes or cheeks) Deeply recessed, especially as a result of illness, hunger, or stress
“Some of the more traditional beliefs were that you could tell a werewolf that was in human form due to their sunken eyes and their eyebrows that met in the middle.”
At a lower level than the surrounding area
“There is vehicular side access to the rear garden which is laid mainly in lawn and includes a wraparound veranda with teak decking, a sunken patio area and a pond with water feature.”
Under the water's surface
“The divers explored the sunken shipwreck, marveling at the underwater world preserved beneath the ocean's surface.”
Extending deep or very far down
Situated near to, or below, the ground, the horizon, or sea level
Having physically collapsed (to the ground)
Situated beneath the surface of the ground
Past 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.”
Past 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.”
Past 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.”
Past participle for to become worse in quality or health
“The standard of service would begin to sink following the arrival of new staff and management.”
Past 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.”
Past participle for 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.”
Past 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.”
Past 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.”
Past 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.”
Past participle for to insert beneath a surface
“Use a hammer to sink the screw deep into the surface.”
(of a ship) Past 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.”
Past participle for to cause (a ship) to sink
“So, Ford wants to sink the ship rather than allow it to get into enemy hands.”
Past 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.”
Past participle for to excavate (a well) or bore (a shaft) vertically downwards
“They planned to sink a gold mine in Oklahoma.”
Past 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.”
Past 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.”
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