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Definition of Sink

Babylon English

submerge, fall down below the surface (especially in water); move down to a lower level; invest; fall, descend; slope or dip downward; become submerged; penetrate, permeate
wash basin; sewer, drain; cesspool; place where criminals gather; device that disposes of excess energy within an electrical circuit (Electronics); receiver, device that receives data or heat (Computers)
Sink Definition from Arts & Humanities Dictionaries & Glossaries
English-Latin Online Dictionary
subsido, labo, concido
Dune Glossary
a habitable lowland area on Arrakis surrounded by high ground that protects it from the prevailing storms.
Sink Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(v. t.)
To reduce or extinguish by payment; as, to sink the national debt.
  
(v. t.)
To make (a depression) by digging, delving, or cutting, etc.; as, to sink a pit or a well; to sink a die.
  
(v. t.)
To keep out of sight; to suppress; to ignore.
  
(v. t.)
To conseal and appropriate.
  
(v. t.)
To cause to sink; to put under water; to immerse or submerge in a fluid; as, to sink a ship.
  
(v. t.)
To bring low; to reduce in quantity; to waste.
  
(v. t.)
Figuratively: To cause to decline; to depress; to degrade; hence, to ruin irretrievably; to destroy, as by drowping; as, to sink one's reputation.
  
(v. i.)
To fall by, or as by, the force of gravity; to descend lower and lower; to decline gradually; to subside; as, a stone sinks in water; waves rise and sink; the sun sinks in the west.
  
(v. i.)
To enter deeply; to fall or retire beneath or below the surface; to penetrate.
  
(v. i.)
To decrease in volume, as a river; to subside; to become diminished in volume or in apparent height.
  
(v. i.)
To be overwhelmed or depressed; to fall slowly, as so the ground, from weakness or from an overburden; to fail in strength; to decline; to decay; to decrease.
  
(v. i.)
Hence, to enter so as to make an abiding impression; to enter completely.
  
(n.)
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.
  
(n.)
A hole or low place in land or rock, where waters sink and are lost; -- called also sink hole.
  
(n.)
A drain to carry off filthy water; a jakes.
  
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913), edited by Noah Porter. About
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sink
\sink\, n.
1. a drain to carry off filthy water; a jakes.
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.
3. a hole or low place in land or rock, where waters sink and are lost; -- called also sink hole. [u. s.]
sink
hole. (a) the opening to a sink drain. (b) a cesspool. (c) same as sink, n., 3.
sink
\sink\ (?), v. i. [imp. sunk (?), or (sank (&?;)); 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?kkva, dan. synke, sw. sjunka, goth. siggan, and probably to e. silt. cf. silt.] 1. to fall by, or as by, the force of gravity; to descend lower and lower; to decline gradually; to subside; as, a stone sinks in water; waves rise and sink; the sun sinks in the west. i sink in deep mire. lxix. 2.
2. to enter deeply; to fall or retire beneath or below the surface; to penetrate. the stone sunk into his forehead. --1 san. xvii. 49.
3. hence, to enter so as to make an abiding impression; to enter completely. let these sayings sink down into your ears. 44.
4. to be overwhelmed or depressed; to fall slowly, as so the ground, from weakness or from an overburden; to fail in strength; to decline; to decay; to decrease. i think our country sinks beneath the yoke. he sunk down in his chariot. --2 kings ix. 24. let not the fire sink or slacken.
5. to decrease in volume, as a river; to subside; to become diminished in volume or in apparent height. the alps and pyreneans sink before him.


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The Phrase Finder
Meaning
Unguarded talk may give useful information to the enemy.
Origin
Allied slogan during World War 2.
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JM Welsh <=> English Dictionary
Dygleigio = v. to sink
Dysuddo = v. to sink
Pantu = v. to sink in; to dimple
Rhoncian = v. to sink, to become hollow
Sawdd = n. depth; a sink; a plunge; a root; power
Soch = n. a sink, a drain
Soddi = v. to sink, to submerge
Suddo = v. to sink in, to sink
Ymsoddi = v. to sink one's self
Anagram
  skin  inks
Australian Slang
drink: “sink a middy”
large number of miscellaneous items
a drink
make a desperate attempt to succeed, when the alternative is complete failure
drive fast
1. kick someone as in a street fight or brawl; 2. (football) kick the ball
WordNet 2.0

Noun
1. plumbing fixture consisting of a water basin fixed to a wall or floor and having a drainpipe
(hypernym) plumbing fixture
(hyponym) kitchen sink
(part-meronym) drain basket
2. (technology) a process that acts to absorb or remove energy or a substance from a system; "the ocean is a sink for carbon dioxide"
(antonym) source
(hypernym) natural process, natural action, action, activity
(hyponym) heat sink
(classification) engineering, engineering science, applied science, technology
3. a depression in the ground communicating with a subterranean passage (especially in limestone) and formed by solution or by collapse of a cavern roof
(synonym) sinkhole, swallow hole
(hypernym) natural depression, depression
4. a covered cistern; waste water and sewage flow into it
(synonym) cesspool, cesspit, sump
(hypernym) cistern

Verb
1. fall or drop to a lower place or level; "He sank to his knees"
(synonym) drop, drop down
(hypernym) change posture
(hyponym) drop open, fall open
(verb-group) slump, fall off
2. cause to sink; "The Japanese sank American ships in Pearl Harbor"
(hypernym) move, displace
(hyponym) settle
(cause) settle, go down, go under
(verb-group) settle, go down, go under
3. pass into a specified state or condition; "He sank into Nirvana"
(synonym) pass, lapse
(hypernym) move
4. go under, "The raft sank and its occupants drowned"
(synonym) settle, go down, go under
(antonym) float, swim
(hypernym) descend, fall, go down, come down
(hyponym) subside, settle
(see-also) percolate, sink in, permeate, filter
(derivation) sinker
5. descend into or as if into some soft substance or place; "He sank into bed"; "She subsided into the chair"
(synonym) subside
(hypernym) descend, fall, go down, come down
6. appear to move downward; "The sun dipped below the horizon"; "The setting sun sank below the tree line"
(synonym) dip
(hypernym) decline
(hyponym) subside
7. fall heavily or suddenly; decline markedly; "The real estate market fell off"
(synonym) slump, fall off
(hypernym) drop
(verb-group) drop, drop down
8. fall or sink heavily; "He slumped onto the couch"; "My spirits sank"
(synonym) slump, slide down
(hypernym) collapse, fall in, cave in, give, give way, break, founder
9. embed deeply; "She sank her fingers into the soft sand"; "He buried his head in her lap"
(synonym) bury
(hypernym) implant, engraft, embed, imbed, plant
(hyponym) set, countersink
Sink Definition from Social Science Dictionaries & Glossaries
Phobia
Fear of standing, Fear of walking or falling
Also known as Basiphobia
Sink Definition from Science & Technology Dictionaries & Glossaries
Telecommunication Standard Terms
1. An absorber of energy. 2. In communications, a device that receives information, control, or other signals from a source. (188 )
WEATHER&METEOROLOGY
is a scientific term for storage or removal of a substance. For example, plants, through photosynthes:is, transform carbon dioxide from the air into organic matter which :is then "stored" in the plant or in the soil. Plants are thus said to be sinks" for carbon. One of the key uncertainties regarding climate :is that the quantity of carbon held in the various sinks and the rates of exchange between them are not well known.
Sink Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
Wikipedia English - The Free Encyclopedia
A sink (also sinker, washbowl, hand basin and wash basin) is a bowl-shaped plumbing fixture used for washing hands, for dishwashing or other purposes. Sinks generally have taps (faucets) that supply hot and cold water and may include a spray feature to be used for faster rinsing. They also include a drain to remove used water; this drain may itself include a strainer and/or shut-off device and an overflow-prevention device. Sinks may also have an integrated soap dispenser.

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Sink Definition from Sports Dictionaries & Glossaries
NBA
Slang for making a basket.
Sink Definition from Society & Culture Dictionaries & Glossaries
EPA Glossary of Climate Change Terms
A reservoir that uptakes a chemical element or compound from another part of its cycle. For example, soil and trees tend to act as natural sinks for carbon.
Provided as a public service by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Reference list click here.
EPA Terms of Environment
Place in the environment where a compound or material collects.
Provided as a public service by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Environmental Engineering (English ver.)
Place in the environment where a compound or material collects.
Sink Definition from Entertainment & Music Dictionaries & Glossaries
English to Federation-Standard Golic Vulcan
ne'hal-tor
Sink Definition from Medicine Dictionaries & Glossaries
A Basic Guide to ASL
Both downturned hands mime turning a pair of faucets. The upturned open hands then trace the outline of a sink, from the bottom to the sides.