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

Translation of sink in German:

noun

  • 2 (cesspool)
    Senkgrube, die
    Kloake, die
    [figurative] (place of vice etc.)
    Kloake, die
    Pfuhl, der
  • 5
    (Physics)
    Feldsenke, die

intransitive verb sank or sunk sunk

  • 1 we shall sink or swim together
    [figurative]
    wir werden gemeinsam untergehen oder gemeinsam überleben
    leave somebody to sink or swim
    [figurative]
    jemanden seinem Schicksal überlassen
  • 2sink into (become immersed in)
    sinken in + Akk.
    versinken in + Dat.
    (penetrate)
    eindringen in + Akk.
    [figurative] (be absorbed into)
    dringen in + Akk. (Bewusstsein)
    sink into an armchair/the cushions
    in einen Sessel/die Kissen sinken
    sink into somebody's/each other's arms
    jemandem/sich in die Arme sinken
    sink into a deep sleep/a coma/trance/reverie
    in einen tiefen Schlaf/in ein Koma/in Trance/in Träumerei sinken [formal]
    sink into depression/despair
    in Schwermut/Verzweiflung Akk. versinken
    sink into crime/poverty etc.
    dem Verbrechen/der Armut usw. verfallen
    be sunk in thought/despair
    in Gedanken/in Verzweiflung Akk. versunken sein
    oblivion
  • 3 (come to lower level or pitch) (suffer subsidence) (slope down)
    sich senken
    (be turned downwards)
    (Augen)
    sich senken
    (shrink inwards)
    (Augen, Wangen)
    einfallen
    (subside, abate)
    (Flut, Wasser, Fluss)
    sinken
    [figurative] (fail) (Moral, Hoffnung)
    sinken
    the patient is sinking [fast]
    mit dem Patienten geht es zu Ende [euphemistic]
    somebody's heart sinks/spirits sink
    jemandes Stimmung sinkt
    somebody's heart/courage sinks into his/her boots
    [colloquial]
    jemandem rutscht od. fällt das Herz in die Hose[n] [colloquial]
    sink to one's knees
    auf die od. seine Knie sinken
  • 4
    (fall) (Preis, Temperatur, Währung, Produktion usw.)
    sinken
    sink in value
    im Wert sinken

transitive verb sank or sunk sunk

  • 1
    (cause failure of)
    zunichte machen
    be sunk [figurative] [colloquial]
    (have failed)
    aufgeschmissen sein [colloquial]
    sink one's differences
    seine Streitigkeiten begraben
    enough luggage/make-up to sink a battleship [figurative]
    [humorous]
    tonnenweise [colloquial] Gepäck/pfundweise [colloquial] Make-up
  • 2 (lower) (in golf)
    ins Loch schlagen (Ball)

Phrasal verbs

sink back

intransitive verb
zurücksinken
sink back into crime/poverty
[figurative]
wieder dem Verbrechen/der Armut verfallen

sink down

intransitive verb
hinabsinken
niedersinken
sink down to the floor/ground
auf den/zu Boden sinken
sink down into the mud
im Schlamm versinken
his head sank down on to his chest she sank down [on her knees] before him
sie sank vor ihm [auf die Knie] nieder

sink in

intransitive verb 1 (become immersed) (penetrate) 2 [figurative] (be absorbed into the mind)
jemandem ins Bewusstsein dringen
(Warnung, Lektion)
verstanden werden
transitive verb
einsenken (Stütze, Pfahl)

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