Synonyms for sink
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Abase refers only to outward conditions. "Exalt him that is low, and abase him that is high." Ezek. xxi, 26. Debase applies to quality or character. The coinage is debased by excess of alloy, the man by vice. Humble in present use refers chiefly to feeling of heart; humiliate to outward conditions; even when one is said to humble himself, he either has or affects to have humility of heart. To disgrace may be to bring or inflict odium upon others, but the word is chiefly and increasingly applied to such moral odium as one by his own acts brings upon himself; the noun disgrace retains more of the passive sense than the verb; he disgraced himself by his conduct; he brought disgrace upon his family. To dishonor a person is to deprive him of honor that should or might be given. To discredit one is to injure his reputation, as for veracity or solvency. A sense of unworthiness humbles; a shameful insult humiliates; imprisonment for crime disgraces. Degrade may refer to either station or character. An officer is degraded by being reduced to the ranks, disgraced by cowardice; vile practises degrade; drunkenness is a degrading vice. Misfortune or injustice may abase the good; nothing but their own ill-doing can debase or disgrace them.
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plumbing fixture consisting of a water basin fixed to a wall or floor and having a drainpipe
(technology) a process that acts to absorb or remove energy or a substance from a system
"the ocean is a sink for carbon dioxide"
sinkhole, sink, swallow holenoun
a depression in the ground communicating with a subterranean passage (especially in limestone) and formed by solution or by collapse of a cavern roof
cesspool, cesspit, sink, sumpverb
a covered cistern; waste water and sewage flow into it
sink, drop, drop downverb
fall or descend to a lower place or level
"He sank to his knees"
unload, settle, leave out, dribble, dip, send packing, drop off, dismiss, drop down, drip, go down, deteriorate, lapse, slide down, overleap, strike down, overlook, throw, cast, fell, go under, subside, cut down, neglect, devolve, expend, send away, set down, flatten, pass, swing, bury, put down, throw off, throw away, dangle, drop, shake off, discharge, spend, fall off, knock off, miss, pretermit, degenerate, cast off, slump, shed, omit
cause to sink
"The Japanese sank American ships in Pearl Harbor"
sink, pass, lapseverb
pass into a specified state or condition
"He sank into nirvana"
run, perish, fall back, elapse, go past, make pass, lead, top, put across, go by, draw, evanesce, backslide, occur, die, drop down, subside, snuff it, excrete, turn over, go, spend, slide by, recidivate, fade, hand, legislate, happen, egest, exit, exceed, fleet, pass away, slip away, drop dead, overstep, slide down, make it, authorize, pop off, expire, regress, devolve, cash in one's chips, kick the bucket, retrogress, give, fall out, hap, slip by, go on, eliminate, croak, lapse, pass off, give-up the ghost, return, blow over, take place, fall off, overhaul, go through, reach, dip, communicate, go under, come about, choke, pass by, go across, overtake, transcend, glide by, relapse, extend, decease, fall, pass, clear, drop, conk, travel by, bury, buy the farm, go down, pass along, authorise, go along, surpass, guide, slump, settle, pass on
sink, settle, go down, go underverb
go under, "The raft sank and its occupants drowned"
settle, square up, dip, make up, patch up, nail down, drop down, settle down, go down, square off, decline, lapse, slide down, descend, come down, root, determine, crash, steady down, go under, subside, reconcile, fall, finalise, ensconce, wane, get back, pass, bury, adjudicate, conciliate, decide, drop, resolve, locate, fall off, go by, set, finalize, slump, take root
descend into or as if into some soft substance or place
"He sank into bed"; "She subsided into the chair"
appear to move downward
"The sun dipped below the horizon"; "The setting sun sank below the tree line"
slump, fall off, sinkverb
fall heavily or suddenly; decline markedly
"The real estate market fell off"
slump, slide down, sinkverb
fall or sink heavily
"He slumped onto the couch"; "My spirits sank"
"She sank her fingers into the soft sand"; "He buried his head in her lap"
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What does SINK stand for? -- Explore the various meanings for the SINK acronym on the Abbreviations.com website.
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If I see so much as a sampan, I'll sink it.
The central bank is having to throw the kitchen sink at the rouble just to get it to stabilise, the positive spin today is that it's at least not falling any more.
I predict you will sink step by step into a bottomless quagmire, however much you spend in men and money. (On Vietnam War)
Avoid destructive thinking. Improper negative thoughts sink people. A ship can sail around the world many, many times, but just let enough water get into the ship and it will sink. Just so with the human mind. Let enough negative thoughts or improper thoughts get into the human mind and the person sinks just like a ship.
For police officers, it can take a while to sink in [that they may be filmed]. As police officers do take in that new reality, we may see a revolution in terms of a drastic reduction in brutality. We may not, but it's too early to tell.
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