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sink
01. It took about three and a half hours for the fishing boat to [sink] after it hit a rock.
02. The Titanic was supposed to be [unsinkable], but obviously it wasn't.
03. The little girl's feet [sank] into the warm mud.
04. The old man [sank] into his chair, tired from working in the garden all day.
05. The sun was slowly [sinking] into the sea as we paddled home.
06. After the death of her cat, the old woman [sank] into a terrible depression.
07. Just put the dishes in the [sink], and I'll wash them later.
08. There is a Turkish proverb which notes that two captains will [sink] a ship.
09. Benjamin Franklin once said, "Beware of small expenses; a small leak will [sink] a great ship."
10. F. Scott Fitzgerald once said, "I entertained on a cruising trip that was so much fun that I had to [sink] my yacht to make my guests go home."
11. Counted among those who survived the [sinking] of the Titanic were two dogs.
12. Throughout history, more ships have been [sunk] by storms than by war.
13. The Titanic took 2 hours and 40 minutes to [sink] after hitting an iceberg.
14. The vampire [sunk] his fangs into his young victim's tender throat with a sigh of contentment.
15. Trinidad and Tobago's first commercial oil well was [sunk] in southern Trinidad in 1908.
16. During World War Two, 23 Allied ships were [sunk] in the Saint Lawrence River.
17. Japanese fighter planes [sank] two British battleships in the South China Sea, killing nearly 800 people, in December of 1941.
18. The coastline of the Atlantic Ocean [sinks] about four inches every 100 years.

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  • Sink — (s[i^][ng]k), v. t. 1. To cause to sink; to put under water; to immerse or submerge in a fluid; as, to sink a ship. [1913 Webster] [The Athenians] fell upon the wings and sank a single ship. Jowett (Thucyd.). [1913 Webster] 2. Figuratively: To… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sink — (s[i^][ng]k), n. 1. A drain to carry off filthy water; a jakes. [1913 Webster] 2. A shallow box or vessel of wood, stone, iron, or other material, connected with a drain, and used for receiving filthy water, etc., as in a kitchen. [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sink — (s[i^][ng]k), v. i. [imp. {Sunk} (s[u^][ng]k), or ({Sank} (s[a^][ng]k)); p. p. {Sunk} (obs. {Sunken}, now used as adj.); p. pr. & vb. n. {Sinking}.] [OE. sinken, AS. sincan; akin to D. zinken, OS. sincan, G. sinken, Icel. s[ o]kkva, Dan. synke,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sink — sink; sink·able; sink·age; sink·er; sink·er·less; coun·ter·sink; …   English syllables

  • sink — ► VERB (past sank; past part. sunk) 1) become submerged in liquid. 2) (with reference to a ship) go or cause to go to the bottom of the sea. 3) disappear and not be seen or heard of again. 4) drop downwards. 5) lower oneself or drop down gently …   English terms dictionary

  • sink — [siŋk] vi. sank or sunk, sunk, sinking [ME sinken < OE sincan, akin to Ger sinken < IE base * sengw , to fall, sink > Gr heaphthē, (he) sank] 1. to go beneath the surface of water, deep snow, soft ground, etc. so as to be partly or… …   English World dictionary

  • sink — [v1] fall in, go under bore, bring down, capsize, cast down, cave in, couch, decline, demit, depress, descend, dig, dip, disappear, drill, drive, droop, drop, drown, ebb, engulf, excavate, fall, flounder, force down, founder, go down, go to the… …   New thesaurus

  • Sink — ist der Familienname von: Kuldar Sink (1942–1995), estnischer Komponist, Flötist und Cembalist Marje Sink (1910–1979), estnische Komponistin Diese Seite ist eine Begriffsklärung zur Unterscheidung mehrerer mit demselben Wort b …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • sink — UK US /sɪŋk/ verb (sank, sunk) ► [I] if prices, profits, shares, etc. sink, they fall to a lower level: »Bond prices sank and stocks rose today. sink to sth »The dollar sank to a record low against the euro. »Shares sank 3% Wednesday to close at… …   Financial and business terms

  • sink\ in — • sink in • soak in v informal To be completely understood; be fully realized or felt. Everybody laughed at the joke but Joe; it took a moment for it to sink in before he laughed too. When Frank heard that war had started, it didn t sink in for a …   Словарь американских идиом

  • Sink — (Groß Schenk), 1) Bezirk im siebenbürgischen Kreise Hermannstadt, gebirgig, von der Aluta durchflossen; mit Getreide , Flachs , Haufbau[129] u. Bienenzucht; 2) Marktflecken u. Hauptort darin; Bezirks u. Steueramt, evangelische Hauptschule,… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon