HyperDic: sink

English > 13 senses of the word sink:
VERBmotionsink, drop, drop downfall or descend to a lower place or level
motionsinkcause to sink
motionsink, pass, lapsepass into a specified state or condition
motionsink, settle, go down, go undergo under, "The raft sank and its occupants drowned"
motionsink, subsidedescend into or as if into some soft substance or place
motionsink, dipappear to move downward
changesink, slump, fall offfall heavily or suddenly
motionsink, slump, slide downfall or sink heavily
contactsink, buryembed deeply
NOUNartifactsinkplumbing fixture consisting of a water basin fixed to a wall or floor and having a drainpipe
processsink(technology) a process that acts to absorb or remove energy or a substance from a system
objectsink, sinkhole, swallow holea depression in the ground communicating with a subterranean passage (especially in limestone) and formed by solution or by collapse of a cavern roof
artifactsink, cesspool, cesspit, sumpa covered cistern
sink > pronunciation
Soundssih'ngk
Rhymesblink ... zinc: 27 rhymes with ihngk...
English > sink: 13 senses > noun 1, artifact
Meaningplumbing fixture consisting of a water basin fixed to a wall or floor and having a drainpipe.
Partsdrain basketA filter in a sink drain
Narrowerkitchen sinkA sink in a kitchen
washbasin, basin, washbowl, washstand, lavatoryA bathroom / bathroom sink that is permanently installed and connected to a water supply and drainpipe
Broaderplumbing fixtureA fixture for the distribution and use of water in a building
Spanishfregadero, lavabo, lavamanos, pila
Catalanlavabo, pica
English > sink: 13 senses > noun 2, process
Meaning(technology) a process that acts to absorb or remove energy or a substance from a system.
Example"the ocean is a sink for carbon dioxide"
Categoryengineering, engineering science, applied science, technologyThe discipline dealing with the art or science of applying scientific knowledge to practical problems
Narrowerheat sinkA metal conductor specially designed to conduct (and radiate) heat / heat
Broadernatural process, natural action, action, activityA process existing in or produced by nature (rather than by the intent of human beings)
Oppositesource(technology) a process by which energy or a substance enters a system
English > sink: 13 senses > noun 3, object
MeaningA depression in the ground communicating with a subterranean passage (especially in limestone) and formed by solution or by collapse of a cavern roof.
Synonymssinkhole, swallow hole
Broadernatural depression, depressionA sunken or depressed geological formation
Spanishcenote, dolina
Catalanbòfia, dolina
English > sink: 13 senses > noun 4, artifact
MeaningA covered cistern; waste water and sewage flow into it.
Synonymscesspool, cesspit, sump
BroadercisternAn artificial reservoir for storing liquids / liquids
Spanishpozo negro, sumidero, vaciadero
Catalanpou mort, pou negre
English > sink: 13 senses > verb 1, motion
Meaningfall or descend to a lower place or level.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s
Synonymsdrop, drop down
Narrowerdrop open, fall openopen involuntarily
sag, droop, swag, flagdroop, sink, or settle from or as if from pressure or loss of tautness
sag, sag downCause to sag
Broaderchange postureUndergo a change in bodily posture
Similar todropLet fall to the ground
slump, fall off, sinkfall heavily or suddenly
Spanishcaerse, caer, dejar caer, hundirse, hundir, sumirse
Catalancaure's, enfonsar-se, enfonsar, ensorrar-se, esfondrar, sumir-se
English > sink: 13 senses > verb 2, motion
MeaningCause to sink.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
ModelThe men sink the boat
Cause tosink, settle, go down, go undergo under, "The raft sank and its occupants drowned"
NarrowersettleCause to become clear by forming a sediment (of liquids / liquids)
Broadermove, displaceCause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense
Similar tosink, settle, go down, go undergo under, "The raft sank and its occupants drowned"
Spanishhundir, sumergir, sumir
Catalanendinsar, enfonsar, submergir
English > sink: 13 senses > verb 3, motion
MeaningPass into a specified state or condition.
PatternSomething is ----ing PP; Somebody ----s PP
Synonymspass, lapse
BroadermoveGo or proceed from one point to another
Spanishcaer en, pasar
Catalancaure en, passar
English > sink: 13 senses > verb 4, motion
Meaninggo under, "The raft sank and its occupants drowned".
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s
ModelThey sink
Synonymssettle, go down, go under
Caused bysinkCause to sink
Narrowerfoundersink below the surface
submerge, submersesink below the surface
subside, settlesink down or precipitate
Broaderdescend, fall, go down, come downMove downward and lower, but not necessarily all the way
See alsosink inpass through
Oppositefloat, swimBe afloat either on or below a liquid surface and not sink to the bottom
Similar tosinkCause to sink
Spanishestablecerse, hundirse, ir abajo, naufragar, sumergirse, sumirse
Catalanenfonsar-se, esfondrar, naufragar, submergir-se, sumir-se
Nounssinkera weight that sinks (as to hold nets or fishing lines under water)
sinkinga descent as through liquid / liquid (especially through water)
English > sink: 13 senses > verb 5, motion
Meaningdescend into or as if into some soft substance or place.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s; Somebody ----s somebody PP; Somebody ----s something PP
Synonymsubside
Broaderdescend, fall, go down, come downMove downward and lower, but not necessarily all the way
Spanishadentrarse, hundirse, sumirse
Catalanapregonar-se, endinsar-se, enfonsar-se, ensorrar-se, sumir-se, tirar-se de cap
English > sink: 13 senses > verb 6, motion
MeaningAppear to move downward.
PatternSomething ----s; Something is ----ing PP
Synonymdip
Narrowersubsidesink to a lower level or form a depression
Broaderdeclinego down
English > sink: 13 senses > verb 7, change
Meaningfall heavily or suddenly; decline markedly.
PatternSomething ----s
Synonymsslump, fall off
Broaderdropgo down in value
Similar tosink, drop, drop downfall or descend to a lower place or level
Catalancaure, enfonsar-se
English > sink: 13 senses > verb 8, motion
Meaningfall or sink heavily.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s; Somebody ----s PP
Synonymsslump, slide down
Broadercollapse, fall in, cave in, give, give way, break, founderbreak down, literally or metaphorically
Spanishhundirse
Catalanfondre's
English > sink: 13 senses > verb 9, contact
Meaningembed deeply.
PatternSomebody ----s something PP
Synonymbury
Narrowerset, countersinkinsert / insert (a nail or screw below the surface, as into a countersink)
Broaderimplant, engraft, embed, imbed, plantFix or set securely or deeply
Spanishenterrar, hundir, sepultar, soterrar
Catalanenterrar, sepultar, soterrar

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