Synonyms of sink in English:
6 the plane sank toward the airstrip
descend, drop, go down/downward
9 her voice sank to a whisper
fall, drop, become/get quieter, become/get softer
13 sinking a gold mine
dig, excavate, bore, drill
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1 he washed himself at the sink
basin, wash basin
sink, sank, sunk, sunken
Historically, the past tense of sink has been both sank and sunk ( the boat sank; the boat sunk), and the past participle has been both sunk and sunken ( the boat had already sunk; the boat had already sunken). In modern English, the past is generally sank and the past participle is sunk, with the form sunken now surviving only as an adjective, as in a sunken garden or sunken cheeks
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