Synonyms of sink in English:

sink

verb

  • 1 he saw the coffin sink below the surface of the waves
    become submerged, be engulfed, go down, drop, fall, descend; disappear, vanish
    he saw the coffin sink below the surface of the waves
    [Antonyms] rise float
  • 2 500 passengers and crew were saved after the luxury cruise liner sank yesterday
    founder, go under, submerge, capsize
  • 3 they sank their ships, rather than let them fall into enemy hands
    scupper, scuttle, send to the bottom, open the seacocks in
  • 5 they agreed to sink their differences
    ignore, overlook, disregard, forget, put aside, set aside, put to one side, bury, consign to oblivion
  • 6 I sank myself in the communal life of the place
    immerse oneself in, plunge oneself into, lose oneself in, bury oneself in, absorb oneself, occupy oneself with
  • 8 the sun was sinking in a red glow
    set, go down/downwards, dip beneath the horizon, descend
    the sun was sinking in a red glow
    [Antonyms] rise
  • 10 her voice sank to a confidential whisper
    fall, drop, become/get lower, become/get quieter, become/get softer
    her voice sank to a confidential whisper
    [Antonyms] rise
  • 12 his breathing was laboured—he was clearly sinking fast
    deteriorate, decline, fade, fail, weaken, grow weak, flag, languish, degenerate, decay, waste away; be at death's door, be on one's deathbed, be breathing one's last, be about to die, be approaching death, be slipping away, have one foot in the grave, be in extremis, become moribund
    informal go downhill, be on one's last legs, be giving up the ghost
    his breathing was laboured—he was clearly sinking fast
    [Antonyms] recover improve
  • 13 sink 3-inch pots of good soil into the ground screws sunk beneath the surface of the wood
    embed, insert; drive, place, put down, plant, position
  • 14 they planned to sink a gold mine in Oklahoma
    dig, excavate, bore, drill
  • 16 many investors sank their life savings into the company
    invest, put, venture, risk, plough

noun

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  • he washed himself as best he could at the sink in the bathroom
    basin, washbasin, handbasin, wash-hand basin
    dated lavabo

Phrases

sink in

Peter read the letter twice before its meaning sank in registerpenetratebe understoodbe comprehendedbe realizedbe taken inbe graspedbecome clearget through

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