Meaning of sink

Definition of sink

(noun) 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"
a depression in the ground communicating with a subterranean passage (especially in limestone) and formed by solution or by collapse of a cavern roof
a covered cistern; waste water and sewage flow into it
(verb) fall or descend to a lower place or level; "He sank to his knees"
cause to sink; "The Japanese sank American ships in Pearl Harbor"
pass into a specified state or condition; "He sank into nirvana"
(noun) pill bugs
(verb) 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"
fall heavily or suddenly; decline markedly; "The real estate market fell off"
fall or sink heavily; "He slumped onto the couch"; "My spirits sank"
embed deeply; "She sank her fingers into the soft sand"; "He buried his head in her lap"

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