There are 2 main translations of sink in Italian:

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sink 1

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

transitive verb pass. sank p.pass. sunk

  • 3 (embed)
    (post) into in
    gettare la fondazione di
    (pillar) into in
    to sink one's teeth into
    affondare i denti in
    (sandwich etc.)
    the dog sank its teeth into my arm
    il cane mi ha piantato i denti nel braccio
    to sink a knife into
  • 4 (British English) [informal] (drink)
    buttare giù
    (drink)
  • 5 (Sport)
    mandare in buca, mettere in buca
    (billiard ball)
    (putt)
  • 6 (destroy)
    (scandal)
    (party)without capital, a leader we're sunk
    senza capitale, capo siamo perduti
  • 8 (invest heavily) See examples:to sink money into something
    investire denaro in qualcosa
    (project, company)

intransitive verb pass. sank p.pass. sunk

  • 3 [figurative] (fall)
    (profits, production)
    abbassarsi, calare
    he has sunk in my estimation
    la mia stima per lui è crollata
    my heart o spirits sank I wouldn't sink so low as to beg from him
    non mi abbasserò mai a chiedergli del denaro
  • 4 (subside)
    (building, wall)
    to sink into
    (person, feet)
    affondare in
    (mud)
    (country, person) (anarchy, apathy)
    (celebrity) (obscurity)
    to sink under the weight of
    (shelf)
    piegarsi sotto il peso di
    (boxes etc.)
    (person, company) (debt)

Idioms

to sink one's differences

passare sopra alle o mettere da parte le differenze

Phrasal verbs

sink in

1
(lotion, water)
let the lotion sink in
fare penetrare la lozione
2 [figurative]
(news, announcement)
it took several minutes for the good news, truth to sink in
ci volle un po' di tempo perché la buona notizia, la verità venisse recepita
the result hasn't sunk in yet
il risultato non ha ancora avuto conseguenze

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There are 2 main translations of sink in Italian:

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sink 2
British English: /sɪŋk/
American English: /sɪŋk/

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