Synonyms of 'sink'
2 go downDictionary, founder, go under
The boat was beginning to sink fast.
3 descendDictionary, lower, go down
Far off to the west the sun was sinking.
4 slumpDictionary, drop, flop
Kate laughed, and sank down again to her seat.
5 fallDictionary, drop, decline
Pay increases have sunk to around seven per cent.
Her weight fell to under seven stones.
Temperatures can drop to freezing at night.
a declining birth rate
There is a general public belief that standards have slipped.
50 people died when a bus plunged into a river.
The car plummeted off a cliff.
Local officials say the flood waters have subsided.
In 90 per cent of cases the patient will relapse within six months.
The storms soon abated.
6 dropDictionary, fall, get lower
Her voice had sunk to a whisper.
7 stoopDictionary, descend, be reduced to
You know who you are, be proud of it and don't sink to his level.
8 declineDictionary, die, fade
He's still alive, but sinking fast.
Her father's health has declined significantly in recent months.
My love for you will never die.
After that all her worries faded away.
He was 58 and his health was failing rapidly.
His enthusiasm was in no way flagging.
Family structures are weakening and breaking up.
The threat of war has diminished.
Regular doses of aspirin decrease the risk of heart attack.
There are fears that the situation may deteriorate.
The work ethic in this country has decayed over the past 30 years.
The security forces had to intervene to prevent the situation from worsening.
The factory's workforce has dwindled.
Keep immunisations up to date to lessen the risk of serious illness.
He degenerated into drug and alcohol abuse.
The demand for foreign currency depreciates the real value of local currencies.
go downhill (informal)
9 digDictionary, bore, drill
the site where Stephenson sank his first mineshaft
Dig a large hole and bang the stake in.
Get the special drill bit to bore the correct-size hole.
I drilled five holes at equal distance.
I used the sledgehammer to drive the pegs in.
Lay a sheet of newspaper on the floor.
A team of archaeologists is excavating the site.
10 investDictionary, put in, plough
He has already sunk $25 million into the project.
11 drinkDictionary, down (informal) , knock back
She sank two glasses of white wine.
12 destroyDictionary, finish, defeat
The team destroyed their opponents in a one-sided game.
I played well but I didn't finish him off.
He swore to defeat the plan.
Roads have been destroyed and crops ruined.
One massive Allied offensive would overwhelm the weakened enemy.
scupper (British , slang)
The entire deal will be scuppered.
be the ruin of
seal the doom of
phrasal verbsink in
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If something bad or undesirable abates, it becomes much less strong or severe.
The storms soon abated.
A basin is the same as a washbasin.
a cast-iron bath with a matching basin and WC
Thesaurus for sink from the Collins English Thesaurus
A sink is a large fixed container in a kitchen, with taps to supply water. It is mainly used for washing dishes.