sink

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Pronunciation[change]

Verb[change]

Plain form
sink

Third person singular
sinks

Simple past
sank

Past participle
sunk

Present participle
sinking

  1. (transitive & intransitive) If something sinks, it goes down, usually into water.
    During the storm, two ships sank.
    When he heard the news of the accident, his heart sank.
    Stock prices sank 10% on the news of the loss.
    She sank her teeth into the meat.

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Noun[change]

Singular
sink

Plural
sinks

A red sink
  1. A sink is a container for water to wash things in, usually with a drain.
    The kitchen sink was always full of dirty dishes.
  2. A sink is a device that removes heat or energy.
    (technical) A liquid heat sink was developed for cooling electronic circuit.