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Synonyms for sinkhole
ˈsɪŋkˌhoʊl

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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

    Synonyms:
    cesspit, sump, sink, cesspool, swallow hole

Wiktionary

  1. sinkhole(noun)

    Synonyms:
    doline, sink, dolina, shakehole, cenote

  2. sinkhole(noun)

    A hole formed in soluble rock by the action of water, serving to conduct surface water to an underground passage

    Synonyms:
    shakehole, doline, cenote, sink, dolina

  3. sinkhole(noun)

    A depressed area in which waste or drainage collects.

    Synonyms:
    dolina, shakehole, doline, cenote, sink

  4. sinkhole(noun)

    A hole in the playfield that rewards the player when the ball is guided into it.

    Synonyms:
    cenote, dolina, sink, doline, shakehole

Editors Contribution

  1. chasam

    a deep opening or hole in the earth; a cavity in the ground caused by water erosion

    the sinkhole left the city in ruins.

    Submitted by cauclair0001 on November 22, 2019  

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    collapse, abyss

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#7052collapse
#7229sink
#24213abyss
#33705sump
#86523cesspool
#94000sinkhole
#165055dolina
#188846cenote
#241519cesspit

How to use sinkhole in a sentence?

  1. Ken Dychtwald:

    If we just keep living longer, but we don't knock out this horrible disease, it will be the sinkhole of the century, it will take us down - every country. It will be a horror beyond horrors. And how much do we spend for research on this disease? Hardly anything.

  2. Mayor Jim Watson:

    If you look back in the last year, there was probably a major sinkhole in every city, at least once a week somewhere in North America or around the world that's on the nightly news, and we're one more.

  3. The Van Valkenburghs ':

    I jumped down frantically searching, a man stopped to help me when he saw a sinkhole at the side of the road.

  4. Guy Dunenfeld:

    They have on a few occasions given us about a week's notice, including the sinkhole that wrecked the highway, but there is nothing we can do with the information other than to send teams out, fill in each new hole with dirt and fix the damage after it occurs.

  5. Katie Ellison:

    In our case, there was historical significance, we had the one-millionth Corvette, we had a prototype Corvette. So there were ones that were not replaceable. Thats why it was important for us, whether they were restored or kept as is, to keep them on display because it tells their story before and after the sinkhole.


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