sin

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Singular
sin

Plural
sins

  1. (countable & uncountable) A sin is a bad action that breaks laws or rules, especially religious ones.
    32 percent of Catholics said they confess their sins to a priest less than once a year.
    I thought of all the seven deadly sins, pride was the worst for Christians.
    Forgive us our sins as we forgive those who sin against us.
    When you fight against me, brother, you commit the ultimate sin.
    It is a crime against man and a sin against God!
    This war has shown me that there is sin in human beings.

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Plain form
sin

Third-person singular
sins

Past tense
sinned

Past participle
sinned

Present participle
sinning

  1. (intransitive) If you sin, you do something bad that breaks laws or rules, especially religious ones.
    I wanted him to say,' Yes, I have sinned. I'm sorry.
    Forgive us our sins as we forgive those who sin against us.

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Abbreviation
sin or SIN

  1. (Canada) A SIN is a social insurance number, an identification number used by the government of Canada.
  2. (mathematics) Sin is short for sine, a trigonometric function.