Dictionary Results for sinking


1. sinking - noun

· a descent as through liquid (especially through water); "they still talk about the sinking of the Titanic"

Hypernym(s): descent




2. sinking - noun

· a slow fall or decline (as for lack of strength); "after several hours of sinking an unexpected rally rescued the market"; "he could not control the sinking of his legs"

Hypernym(s): decrease, lessening, drop-off




3. sinking - noun

· a feeling caused by uneasiness or apprehension; "with a sinking heart"; "a sinking feeling in the pit of my stomach"

Synonym(s): sinking_feeling

Hypernym(s): anxiety




4. sink - verb

· fall or descend to a lower place or level; "He sank to his knees"

Synonym(s): drop, drop_down

Hypernym(s): change_posture




5. sink - verb

· cause to sink; "The Japanese sank American ships in Pearl Harbor"

Hypernym(s): move, displace




6. sink - verb

· pass into a specified state or condition; "He sank into nirvana"

Synonym(s): pass, lapse

Hypernym(s): move




7. sink - verb

· go under; "The raft sank and its occupants drowned"

Synonym(s): settle, go_down, go_under

Hypernym(s): descend, fall, go_down, come_down

Antonym(s): float




8. sink - verb

· descend into or as if into some soft substance or place; "He sank into bed"; "She subsided into the chair"

Synonym(s): subside

Hypernym(s): descend, fall, go_down, come_down




9. sink - verb

· appear to move downward; "The sun dipped below the horizon"; "The setting sun sank below the tree line"

Synonym(s): dip

Hypernym(s): decline




10. sink - verb

· fall heavily or suddenly; decline markedly; "The real estate market fell off"

Synonym(s): slump, fall_off

Hypernym(s): drop




11. sink - verb

· fall or sink heavily; "He slumped onto the couch"; "My spirits sank"

Synonym(s): slump, slide_down

Hypernym(s): collapse, fall_in, cave_in, give, give_way, break, founder




12. sink - verb

· embed deeply; "She sank her fingers into the soft sand"; "He buried his head in her lap"

Synonym(s): bury

Hypernym(s): implant, engraft, embed, imbed, plant





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