|1.||[ verb ] fall or drop to a lower place or level|
"He sank to his knees."
|Related terms:||rise change_posture sag drop_open sag drop slump|
|2.||[ verb ] cause to sink|
"The Japanese sank American ships in Pearl Harbour"
|Related terms:||move settle settle|
|3.||[ verb ] pass into a specified state or condition|
: "He sank into Nirvana"
|Related terms:||move passage|
|4.||[ noun ] plumbing fixture consisting of a water basin fixed to a wall or floor and having a drainpipe|
|Related terms:||plumbing_fixture kitchen_sink washbasin drain_basket|
|5.||[ verb ] descend into or as if into some soft substance or place|
"He sank into bed" "She subsided into the chair"
|6.||[ verb ] go under, "The raft sank and its occupants drowned"|
|Synonyms:||go_down settle go_under|
|Related terms:||float descend submerge subside founder percolate percolate sinker|
|7.||[ verb ] appear to move downward|
"The sun dipped below the horizon" "The setting sun sank below the tree line"
|Related terms:||decline subside|
|8.||[ verb ] fall heavily or suddenly; decline markedly|
"The real estate market fell off"
|Related terms:||drop slump|
|9.||[ verb ] fall or sink heavily|
"He slumped onto the couch" "My spirits sank"
|10.||[ verb ] embed deeply|
"She sank her fingers into the soft sand" "He buried his head in her lap"
|Related terms:||implant set|
|11.||[ noun ] (technology) a process that acts to absorb or remove energy or a substance from a system|
"the ocean is a sink for carbon dioxide"
|Related terms:||natural_process heat_sink engineering|
|12.||[ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 5852|
|13.||[ noun ] (geology,geography) a depression in the ground communicating with a subterranean passage (especially in limestone) and formed by solution or by collapse of a cavern roof|
|14.||[ noun ] a covered cistern; waste water and sewage flow into it|
|Synonyms:||cesspit sump cesspool|