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What Is Sink? Definition And Usage Of This Term

WHAT IS SINK – In this topic, we will first know the definition of this term and how is this term used in sentences.



The Oxford Dictionary described this term as the following:

  • go down below the surface of something, especially of a liquid; become submerged.
  • descend; drop.
  • disappear and not be seen or heard of again
  • gradually decrease or decline in value, amount, quality, or intensity.
  • lapse or fall into a particular state or condition, typically one that is unwelcome or unpleasant
  • insert beneath a surface by digging or hollowing out

On the other hand, the Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines this term as the following:

  • to go to the bottom
  • to become partly buried
  • to become engulfed
  • to fall or drop to a lower place or level
  • to flow at a lower depth or level

Synonyms and Antonyms

Here are the following synonyms and antonyms of this term:

  • Synonyms
    • go down
    • drop
    • fall
    • descend
    • disappear
    • vanish
    • founder
    • go under
    • submerge
    • capsize
  • Antonyms
    • rise
    • float
    • ascend
    • stand up


Here are some of the examples:

  • Carmen carried the basket of eggs to the counter beside the sink and watched as Alex took the lid off the roasting pan.
  • Jim closed the door, and Lana watched the submarine sink quietly into the surrounding water and disappear.
  • Let that sink in: By dividing work up among people so they could specialize, we went from bows and arrows to Apollo moon missions.
  • She slammed the coffee cup in the sink and the hot liquid splashed against the window.

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