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sink
British English: /sɪŋk/
American English: /sɪŋk/

Translation of sink in French:

noun

  • 2 (cesspit) [literal]
    fosse (f) d'aisance
    [figurative]

transitive verb prét sank pp sunk

  • 3 (embed)
    (post, pillar) into dans
    to sink one's teeth into
    mordre à pleines dents dans
    (sandwich etc)
    the dog sank its teeth into my arm
    le chien a planté ses crocs dans mon bras
    to sink a knife into
    enfoncer un couteau dans
    (cake)
  • 4
    [informal]
    (British English) (drink)
    (informal) (drink)
  • 5 (Sport)
    mettre [quelque chose] dans le trou
    (billiard ball)
    (putt)
  • 6 (destroy)
    (scandal)
    faire couler
    (party)
    without capital/a leader we're sunk
    sans capital/chef nous sommes perdus
  • 8 (invest heavily)to sink money into something
    investir de l'argent dans
    (project, company)

intransitive verb prét sank pp sunk

  • 2 (drop to lower level)
    (sun)
    (cake)
    se dégonfler
    (pressure, temperature, water level)
    the sun sinks in the West
    le soleil disparaît à l'ouest
    to sink to the floor
    s'effondrer
    to sink to one's knees to sink into a chair
    s'affaler dans un fauteuil
    to sink into a deep sleep/coma
    sombrer dans un profond sommeil/dans le coma
  • 3 [figurative] (fall)
    (profits, production)
    he has sunk in my estimation
    il a baissé dans mon estime
    my heart ou spirits sank
    j'ai eu un serrement de cœur
    I wouldn't sink so low as to beg from him
    je ne m'abaisserais pas à lui demander de l'argent
  • 4 (subside)
    (building, wall)
    s'effondrer
    to sink into
    (person, feet)
    s'enfoncer dans
    (mud)
    (country, person) (anarchy, apathy)
    (celebrity) (obscurity)
    to sink under the weight of
    (shelf)
    plier sous le poids de
    (boxes etc)
    (person, company) (debt)

Idioms

to sink one's differences

oublier ses différences

Phrasal verbs

sink in

1.1
(lotion, water)
let the lotion sink in
laisse la crème pénétrer
1.2 [figurative]
(news, announcement)
faire son chemin
it took several minutes for the good news/truth to sink in
il m'a fallu plusieurs minutes pour réaliser la bonne nouvelle/accepter la vérité
the result hasn't sunk in yet
je n'ai encore pas réalisé les conséquences du résultat

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