[ verb ] fall or drop to a lower place or level
"He sank to his knees."
Used in print(Bruce Palmer, "My Brother's Keeper", Many Are...)
He sank back on his thin haunches like a weary hound .(Sallie Bingham, "Moving Day," The Atlantic...)
Miss_Ada had giggled , and she went sweeping and rustling to the couch and sank down .(Octavia Waldo, A Cup of the Sun....)
Pompeii expected Romeo 's small body to sink closer and closer to the ground .
[ verb ] cause to sink
"The Japanese sank American ships in Pearl Harbour"
Used in print(Ross E. McKinney and Howard Edde, "Aerated...)
An extended cold_spell caused ice to build_up on the aerator which was mounted on a floating platform and caused the entire platform to sink lower in the water .
[ verb ] pass into a specified state or condition
: "He sank into Nirvana"
Used in print(Arthur Miller, "The Prophecy," in The Best...)
But just when she seemed to have sunk into some depravity of peasanthood she would disappear and come_down bathed , brushed , and taking_breaths of air , and even with her broken nails her hands would come to rest on a table or a leaf with a thoughtless delicacy , a grace of history , so_to_speak , and for an instant one saw how ferociously proud she was and adamant on certain questions of personal value .(Robert Heinlein, Stranger in a Strange Land....)
Repeating it like a student telling himself that the jewel is in the lotus he sank into nirvana .
[ noun ] plumbing fixture consisting of a water basin fixed to a wall or floor and having a drainpipe
Used in print(Sallie Bingham, "Moving Day," The Atlantic...)
The enormous plates which had held Mr._Jack 's four fried_eggs and five strips of bacon were still stacked in the sink .
Winston stacked Miss_Ada 's thin pink dishes in the sink .
- and flounced to the sink , where she began noisily to wash her hands .
[ verb ] descend into or as if into some soft substance or place
"He sank into bed" "She subsided into the chair"
Used in print(The Providence Journal,...)
On Sept. 6 , the Kretchmer rescued the crew of a trawler they found drifting on a life_raft after they had abandoned a sinking ship .(David Alexander, Bloodstain....)
He jumped , and sank to his knees in muddy water .(Mary Savage, Just for Tonight....)
She had to get_away from here before_this demoniac possession swallowed_up the liquid of her eyes and sank into the fibers of her brain , depriving her of reason and sight .
[ verb ] go under, "The raft sank and its occupants drowned"
Used in print(Tom F. Driver, "Beckett by the Madeleine,"...)
To swim is true , and to sink is true .(T. C. McClary, "The Flooded Desert," Argosy,...)
It speared up_into_the_air , then sinking back , the up jutting branch turned slowly .
[ verb ] appear to move downward
"The sun dipped below the horizon" "The setting sun sank below the tree line"
Used in print(Clifford Irving, The Valley....)
The moon had sunk below the black crest of the mountains and the land , seen through eyes that had grown accustomed_to the absence of light , looked primeval , as if no man had ever trespassed before .
[ verb ] fall heavily or suddenly; decline markedly
"The real estate market fell off"
Used in print(Los Angeles Times,...)
Analysts saw the move as a continuation of the recovery drive that got under way late Monday afternoon when the list sank to a hoped-for `` support level '' represented by around 675 in the Dow_Jones industrial average .(The Christian Science Monitor...)
The voice sank back into the general tangle of sound , but the question stayed in Mr._Podger 's mind .
[ verb ] embed deeply
"She sank her fingers into the soft sand" "He buried his head in her lap"
Used in print(Booth Hemingway and Stuart H. Brown,...)
No bottle pool is tolerated - bottle pool being our lingo for those who come to swim and sink into our bar while protesting that they can only dunk and run .
[ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 5852