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Synonyms for sink

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. sink(noun)

    plumbing fixture consisting of a water basin fixed to a wall or floor and having a drainpipe

    sump, sinkhole, swallow hole, cesspool, cesspit

    source, float, swim

  2. sink(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"

    sump, sinkhole, swallow hole, cesspool, cesspit

    source, swim, float

  3. sinkhole, sink, swallow hole(noun)

    a depression in the ground communicating with a subterranean passage (especially in limestone) and formed by solution or by collapse of a cavern roof

    cesspit, sump, sinkhole, cesspool, swallow hole

    source, float, swim

  4. cesspool, cesspit, sink, sump(verb)

    a covered cistern; waste water and sewage flow into it

    sump, sinkhole, cesspool, cesspit, swallow hole

    source, swim, float

  5. sink, drop, drop down(verb)

    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

    source, float, swim

  6. sink(verb)

    cause to sink

    "The Japanese sank American ships in Pearl Harbor"

    drop, subside, settle, fall off, drop down, go down, go under, dip, slump, slide down, pass, lapse, bury

    source, float, swim

  7. sink, pass, lapse(verb)

    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

    source, float, swim

  8. sink, settle, go down, go under(verb)

    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

    source, swim, float

  9. sink, subside(verb)

    descend into or as if into some soft substance or place

    "He sank into bed"; "She subsided into the chair"

    drop, subside, settle, fall off, drop down, go down, go under, dip, slump, lessen, slide down, pass, lapse, bury

    source, swim, float

  10. dip, sink(verb)

    appear to move downward

    "The sun dipped below the horizon"; "The setting sun sank below the tree line"

    drop down, lapse, dim, go down, dunk, go under, settle, drop, subside, souse, slide down, duck, dip, fall off, pass, douse, plunge, slump, bury

    source, swim, float

  11. slump, fall off, sink(verb)

    fall heavily or suddenly; decline markedly

    "The real estate market fell off"

    drop down, lapse, go down, slouch, go under, settle, drop, correct, decline, subside, slide down, dip, fall off, pass, fall away, slump, bury

    source, float, swim

  12. slump, slide down, sink(verb)

    fall or sink heavily

    "He slumped onto the couch"; "My spirits sank"

    drop down, lapse, go down, slouch, go under, settle, drop, correct, decline, subside, slide down, dip, fall off, pass, slump, bury

    source, float, swim

  13. bury, sink(verb)

    embed deeply

    "She sank her fingers into the soft sand"; "He buried his head in her lap"

    lapse, go down, swallow, slide down, drop down, go under, settle, eat up, entomb, subside, immerse, swallow up, drop, dip, lay to rest, forget, slump, fall off, pass, inhume, inter, bury

    source, float, swim


  1. sink(verb)

    To descend or submerge (or to cause to do so) into a liquid or similar substance.

    basin, washbasin, dunk, submerge, dip

  2. sink(noun)

    The motion of a sinker pitch

    Jones' has a two-seamer with heavy sink.

    descend, go down

  3. sink(noun)


English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. sink

    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.

    abase, bring low, cast down, debase, degrade, depress, discredit, disgrace, dishonor, humble, humiliate, lower, reduce

    advance, aggrandize, dignify, elevate, exalt, honor, promote, raise, uplift

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. sink(v. n.)

    fall (gradually), subside, descend, go down, go to the bottom

  2. sink(v. n.)

    penetrate, enter

  3. sink(v. n.)

    be depressed, be overwhelmed

  4. sink(v. n.)

    decline, decrease, decay, droop, dwindle, lose strength, give way

  5. sink(v. a.)

    merge, submerge, submerse, immerse, ingulf, plunge, dip

  6. sink(v. a.)

    dig, excavate, scoop out

  7. sink(v. a.)

    depress, degrade, lower, abase, debase, diminish, lessen, bring down, let down

  8. sink(v. a.)

    ruin, destroy, waste, overthrow, overwhelm, swamp

  9. sink(v. a.)

    suppress, conceal, keep close

  10. sink(v. a.)


  11. sink(n.)

    drain, sewer

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. sink(v)

    subside, descend, decline, fall, immerse, submerge, engulf, merge

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "sink":

    wells, washbasin, heatsink, sinks, receiver, sump, well, drown, spreader, drain

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How to use sink in a sentence?

  1. Woody Allen:

    Basically my wife was immature. I'd be at home in the bath and she would come in and sink my boats.

  2. Alan Watts:

    To have faith is to trust yourself to the water. When you swim you don’t grab hold of the water, because if you do you will sink and drown. Instead you relax, and float.

  3. Sports Illustrated:

    I couldn’t believe it, things didn’t become real until the announcement… the moment the word [was] out, all of it just started to sink in… it’s pretty surreal.

  4. Sidharth Kaushal:

    The Taiwanese air force would have to sink around 40 % of the amphibious landing forces of the PLA in order to render this sort of mission infeasible.

  5. James McTigue:

    Finally The Iranian ship got to the point where he( James Chandler) said,' If Wainwright Capt. James Chandler don't stop, I'm going to sink Wainwright Capt. James Chandler,'.

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