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Another word for sink

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Verb
  1. To fall or drift down to the bottom

      1. To end or resolve (a dispute, for example) by making a decision or coming to an agreement.
      2. To resolve (a lawsuit or dispute) by mutual agreement of the parties rather than by court decision.
      3. To make the determinations and distributions of (a trust).
      1. To move in response to the force of gravity.
      2. To move downward.
      3. To be attracted by or as if by an irresistible force:
    See also:

    rise

  2. To go beneath the surface or to the bottom of a liquid

    See also:

    rise

  3. To go from a more erect posture to a less erect posture

      1. To fall or sink heavily; collapse:
      2. To droop, as in sitting or standing; slouch.
      3. To decline suddenly; fall off:
      1. To drop or come down freely under the influence of gravity:
      2. To drop oneself to a lower or less erect position:
      3. To lose an upright or erect position suddenly:
      1. The smallest quantity of liquid heavy enough to fall in a spherical mass.
      2. Liquid medicine administered in drops.
      3. A small quantity of a substance:
    See also:

    rise

  4. To slope downward

      1. Any of various thick, dark, sticky substances obtained from the distillation residue of coal tar, wood tar, or petroleum and used for waterproofing, roofing, caulking, and paving.
      2. Any of various natural bitumens, such as mineral pitch or asphalt.
      3. A resin derived from the sap of various coniferous trees, as the pines.
      1. To drop or come down freely under the influence of gravity:
      2. To drop oneself to a lower or less erect position:
      3. To lose an upright or erect position suddenly:
      1. The smallest quantity of liquid heavy enough to fall in a spherical mass.
      2. Liquid medicine administered in drops.
      3. A small quantity of a substance:
      1. To plunge briefly into a liquid, as in order to wet, coat, or saturate.
      2. To color or dye by immersing:
      3. To immerse (a sheep or other animal) in a disinfectant solution.
      1. To move from a higher to a lower place; come or go down.
      2. To slope, extend, or incline downward:
      3. To be related by genetic descent from an individual or individuals in a previous generation:
      1. To express polite refusal:
      2. To slope downward; descend:
      3. To bend downward; droop:
    See also:

    rise

  5. To become lower in quality, character, or condition

  6. To bring oneself down to a lower level of behavior

      1. To bend forward and down from the waist or the middle of the back:
      2. To stand or walk, especially habitually, with the head and upper back bent forward.
      3. To lower or debase oneself:
      1. To look angry, sullen, or threatening.
      2. To appear dark or stormy, as the sky.
      3. A threatening, sullen, or angry look.
      1. To move from a higher to a lower place; come or go down.
      2. To slope, extend, or incline downward:
      3. To be related by genetic descent from an individual or individuals in a previous generation:
    See also:

    rise

  7. To undergo moral deterioration

      1. To move smoothly, easily, and quietly:
      2. To move stealthily; steal:
      3. To escape, as from a grasp, fastening, or restraint:
      1. To drop or come down freely under the influence of gravity:
      2. To drop oneself to a lower or less erect position:
      3. To lose an upright or erect position suddenly:
  8. To cause the complete ruin or wreckage of

      1. An amount obtained by addition; a sum.
      2. The whole amount of something; the entirety:
      3. Of, relating to, or constituting the whole amount; entire:
      1. The act of destroying or the state of being destroyed; destruction:
      2. Accidental destruction of a ship; a shipwreck.
      3. The stranded hulk of a severely damaged ship.
      1. Destruction or ruin. Used chiefly in the phrase wrack and ruin.
      1. (UK, intransitive) To clean the utensils, dishes etc. used in preparing and eating a meal.
      2. (US, intransitive) To wash one's hands and/or face, often around mealtimes.
      3. (intransitive, of water) To carry an object to land.
      1. To reverse or erase; annul:
      2. To untie, disassemble, or loosen:
      3. To open (a parcel, for example); unwrap.
      1. A cigar-shaped, self-propelled underwater projectile launched from a submarine, aircraft, or ship and designed to detonate on contact with or in the vicinity of a target.
      2. Any of various submarine explosive devices, especially a submarine mine.
      3. A small explosive placed on a railroad track that is fired by the weight of the train to sound a warning of an approaching hazard.
      1. To impair or destroy the value or quality of; ruin:
      2. To harm the character of (a child) by overindulgence or leniency.
      3. To plunder; despoil.
      1. To break (something) into pieces suddenly, noisily, and violently; shatter.
      2. To render (something) into a mush or pulp, as by throwing or crushing:
      3. To strike with a heavy blow or impact:
      1. To cause to break or burst suddenly into pieces, as with a violent blow.
      2. To damage seriously; disable:
      3. To cause the destruction or ruin of; destroy:
      1. The state of being physically destroyed, collapsed, or decayed:
      2. The state of being extensively harmed or damaged:
      3. Poverty of bankruptcy:
      1. To stop (doing an activity or task) after reaching the point at which there is nothing left to do:
      2. To bring to a required or desired state:
      3. To arrive at or attain the end of:
      1. To break apart the structure of, render physically unusable, or cause to cease to exist as a distinguishable physical entity:
      2. To put an end to; eliminate:
      3. To render useless or ruin:
      1. To tear down or break apart the structure of; raze.
      2. To do away with completely; put an end to:
      3. To damage (someone's reputation, for example) severely.
      1. Alternative form of breakdown.
      2. (intransitive) to fail, to cease to function
      3. (ergative, figuratively) to render or to become unstable due to stress, to collapse physically or mentally
      1. A person, business, or organization legally declared insolvent because of inability to pay debts.
      2. A person who is totally lacking in a specified resource or quality:
      3. Having been legally declared insolvent.
  9. To cause to penetrate with force

      1. To push or drive quickly and forcefully:
      2. To cause to project or extend:
      3. To force into a specified condition or situation:
      1. A branch or stem that has fallen or been cut from a tree or shrub.
      2. A piece of wood, such as a tree branch, that is used for fuel, cut for lumber, or shaped for a specific purpose.
      3. A wand, staff, baton, or rod.
      1. To pierce or wound with or as if with a pointed weapon.
      2. To plunge (a pointed weapon or instrument) into something.
      3. To make a thrusting or poking motion at or into:
      1. To move swiftly on foot so that both or all feet are not on the ground during each stride.
      2. To retreat rapidly; flee:
      3. To depart; leave:
      1. A male sheep.
      2. A battering ram.
      3. The weight that drops in a pile driver or steam hammer.
      1. To dive, jump, or throw oneself:
      2. To fall rapidly:
      3. To devote oneself to or undertake an activity earnestly or wholeheartedly:
      1. To push, propel, or press onward forcibly; urge forward:
      2. To repulse or put to flight by force or influence:
      3. To guide, control, or direct (a vehicle).
      1. To break up, turn over, or remove (earth or sand, for example), as with a shovel, spade, or snout, or with claws, paws or hands.
      2. To make or form by removing earth or other material:
      3. To prepare (soil) by loosening or cultivating.
    See also:

    put in

Noun
  1. An area sunk below its surroundings

      1. A natural depression in a land surface communicating with a subterranean passage, generally occurring in limestone regions and formed by solution or by collapse of a cavern roof.
      1. To sink, droop, or settle from pressure or weight.
      2. To lose vigor, firmness, or resilience:
      3. To decline, as in value or price:
      1. A natural or artificial hole or cavity in the ground.
      2. An excavation for the removal of mineral deposits; a mine.
      3. The shaft of a mine.
      1. Having a cavity, gap, or space within:
      2. Deeply indented or concave; sunken:
      3. Without substance or character:
      1. To plunge briefly into a liquid, as in order to wet, coat, or saturate.
      2. To color or dye by immersing:
      3. To immerse (a sheep or other animal) in a disinfectant solution.
      1. The act of depressing.
      2. The condition of being depressed.
      3. An area that is sunk below its surroundings; a hollow.
      1. The state of being curved like the inner surface of a sphere.
      2. A surface or structure configured in such a curve.
      1. An open, shallow, usually round container used especially for holding liquids.
      2. The amount that such a vessel can hold.
      3. A washbowl; a sink.
    See also:

    convex

  2. A place known for its great filth or corruption

Idioms:

    sink in

  1. To come as a realization

Another word for sink

Noun
  1. A sewer

      1. A sewer or latrine.
      2. The common cavity that serves as the opening for the intestinal, genital, and urinary tracts in many vertebrates, including amphibians, reptiles, birds, monotremes, and some fishes.
      3. The posterior part of the intestinal tract in various invertebrates.
      1. A channel at the edge of a street or road for carrying off surface water.
      2. A trough fixed under or along the eaves for draining rainwater from a roof.
      3. A furrow or groove formed by running water.
      1. To draw off (a liquid) by a gradual process:
      2. To cause liquid to go out from; empty:
      3. To draw off the surface water of:
      1. A covered hole or pit for receiving drainage or sewage, as from a house.
      2. A filthy, disgusting, or morally corrupt place.
Verb
  1. To go downward

  2. To cause to sink, sense 1

  3. To incline

      1. A series of names, words, or other items written, printed, or imagined one after the other:
      2. A considerable number; a long series:
      3. To make a list of; itemize:
      1. To cause to slope, as by raising one end; incline:
      2. To cause to be advantageous to one party rather than another:
      3. To aim or thrust (a lance) in a joust.
      1. To give a direction other than perpendicular or horizontal to; make diagonal; cause to slope:
      2. To present so as to conform to a particular bias or appeal to a certain audience:
      3. To have or go in a direction other than perpendicular or horizontal; slope.
    See also:

    lean

  4. To weaken

    See also:

    weaken

  5. To deteriorate

      1. To undergo decomposition, especially organic decomposition; decay.
      2. To become damaged, weakened, or useless because of decay:
      3. To disappear or fall by decaying:
      1. Having declined, as in function or nature, from a former or original state:
      2. Morally corrupt or given to vice.
      3. Relating to two or more quantum states that share the same quantum numbers:
      1. To impair or destroy the value or quality of; ruin:
      2. To harm the character of (a child) by overindulgence or leniency.
      3. To plunder; despoil.
  6. To decrease

    See also:

    decrease