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sink /siɳk/
  • danh từ
    • thùng rửa bát, chậu rửa bát
    • ((thường) (nghĩa bóng)) vũng nước bẩn, vũng lầy; ổ
      • a sink of vices: một ổ truỵ lạc
    • đầm lầy
    • khe kéo phông (trên sân khấu)
    • nội động từ sank; sunk
      • chìm
        • ship sinks: tàu chìm
      • hạ thấp, xuống thấp, cụt, mất dần, lắng xuống, lún xuống
        • voice sinks: giọng hạ thấp
        • river sinks: nước sông xuống
        • prices sink: giá sụt xuống
        • the sun is sinking: mặt trời đang lặn
        • to sink in someone's estimation: mất uy tín đối với ai
        • cart sinks into mud: xe bò lún xuống bùn
      • hõm vào, hoắm vào (má...)
        • his eyes have sunk in: mắt anh ta hõm vào
      • xuyên vào, ăn sâu vào, ngập sâu vào; thấm vào
        • bayonet sinks in to the hilt: lưỡi lê ngập sâu vào đến tận cán
        • impression sinks into mind: ấn tượng thấm sâu vào óc
        • dye sinks in: thuốc nhuộm ăn vào
      • (nghĩa bóng) chìm, chìm đắm
        • to sink into degradation: chìm sâu vào sự đê hèn
    • ngoại động từ
      • làm chìm, đánh đắm
        • to sink a ship: đánh chìm tàu
      • hạ xuống, làm thấp xuống
        • drought sinks stream: hạn hán làm mực nước suối thấp xuống
      • để ngả xuống, để rủ xuống
      • đào, khoan, khắc
        • to sink a well: đào giếng
        • to sink a die: khắc con súc sắc
      • giấu
        • to sink one's name: giấu tên tuổi
        • to sink a fact: giấu một sự việc
      • to sink oneself; to sink one's own interests
        • quên mình
      • to sink one's knees
        • quỳ sụp xuống
      • to sink money
        • đầu tư vốn vào một việc kinh doanh mà khó rút ra; mất vốn bị mắc kẹt trong một việc kinh doanh
      • to sink or swim
        • một mất một còn
      • his heart sank at the sad news
        • được tin buồn lòng anh ta se lại
    Concise Dictionary
    sank|sunk|sunken|sinks|sinkingsɪŋk
    noun
    +plumbing fixture consisting of a water basin fixed to a wall or floor and having a drainpipe
    +(technology) a process that acts to absorb or remove energy or a substance from a system
    +a depression in the ground communicating with a subterranean passage (especially in limestone) and formed by solution or by collapse of a cavern roof
    +a covered cistern; waste water and sewage flow into it
    verb
    +fall or drop to a lower place or level
    +cause to sink
    +pass into a specified state or condition
    +go under, "The raft sank and its occupants drowned"
    +descend into or as if into some soft substance or place
    +appear to move downward
    +fall heavily or suddenly; decline markedly
    +fall or sink heavily
    +embed deeply

    Thesaurus Dictionary
    v.
    1 founder, submerge, go down, go under, plunge, descend, be engulfed:
    The ship was struck below the water-line and sank in minutes.
    2 subside, cave in, collapse, subside, settle, drop, fall in, go down, slip away:
    The earth suddenly sank beneath our feet.
    3 descend, go down, drop, fall, move down or downward(s), go down to or on:
    The parachute slowly sank to the ground. When he saw the statue move, he sank to his knees, terrified
    4 decline, weaken, worsen, degenerate, subside, deteriorate, flag, fail, diminish, die, expire; languish; Colloq go downhill:
    Grandfather, sinking fast, summoned the family to his bedside.
    5 disappear, vanish, fade away, evaporate; set, go down, descend, drop:
    After a meteoric rise, many rock stars sink into oblivion. As the sun sank slowly in the west, we returned to our hotel to reminisce about our day at the pyramids
    6 settle, precipitate, descend, drop:
    After a few minutes, the sand sinks to the bottom.
    7 bore, put down, drill, dig, excavate, drive:
    A special shaft will be sunk just for ventilating the mine.
    8 submerge, immerse, plunge:
    He sank his hand deep into the mud and came up with a small box.
    9 stoop, bend, get, go, lower or humble oneself:
    I never dreamt that he would sink so low as to beg in the streets.
    10 invest, venture, risk, put:
    He sank his life's savings into his son's business, only to see it go bankrupt
    11 sink in. be understood, penetrate, register, make an impression on, get through to:
    How many times do I have to tell you in order for it to sink in?
    n.
    12 basin, wash-basin, wash-bowl, lavabo; Church font, stoup, piscina:
    The kitchen has a large double sink.
    13 cesspool, cesspit, pit, hell-hole, den of iniquity, sink-hole, Colloq dive:
    We found him playing piano in some sink frequented by the worst element of society.
    Advanced English Dictionary
    verb, noun
    + verb (sank ) or (less frequent sunk, sunk)
    in water / mud, etc.
    1 [V] to go down below the surface or towards the bottom of a liquid or soft substance: The ship sank to the bottom of the sea. + We're sinking! + The wheels started to sink into the mud. + The little boat sank beneath the waves. + to sink like a stone
    boat
    2 [VN] to damage a boat or ship so that it goes below the surface of the sea, etc: a battleship sunk by a torpedo + Bombs sank all four carriers.
    fall / sit down
    3 [V +adv./prep.] (of a person) to move downwards, especially by falling or sitting down: I sank into an armchair. + She sank back into her seat, exhausted. + The old man had sunk to his knees.
    move downwards
    4 [V] (of an object) to move slowly downwards: The sun was sinking in the west. + The foundations of the building are starting to sink.
    decrease
    5 [V] to decrease in amount, volume, strength, etc: The pound has sunk to its lowest recorded level against the dollar. + He is clearly sinking fast (= getting weaker quickly and will soon die).
    of voice
    6 [V] (written) to become quieter: Her voice sank to a whisper.
    dig in ground
    7 [VN] to make a deep hole in the ground: to sink a well / shaft / mine
    8 [VN] to place sth in the ground by digging: to sink a post into the ground
    See also - SUNKEN
    prevent success
    9 [VN] (informal) to prevent sb or sb's plans from succeeding: I think I've just sunk my chances of getting the job. + If the car breaks down, we'll be sunk (= have serious problems).
    ball
    10 [VN] to hit a ball into a hole in golf or SNOOKER: He sank a 12-foot putt to win the match.
    alcohol
    11 [VN] (BrE, informal) to drink sth quickly, especially a large amount of alcohol: We sank three pints each in 10 minutes.
    Idioms: be sunk in sth to be in a state of unhappiness or deep thought: She just sat there, sunk in thought.
    (like rats) deserting / leaving a sinking ship (humorous, disapproving) used to talk about people who leave an organization, a company, etc. that is having difficulties, without caring about the people who are left: I might have known he'd be the first rat to desert this sinking ship!
    sink your differences to agree to forget about your disagreements: We need to sink our differences and present a united opposition to the plan.
    a / that sinking feeling (informal) an unpleasant feeling that you get when you realize that sth bad has happened or is going to happen: I had a horrible sinking feeling when I saw the ambulance outside the house.
    sink or swim to be in a situation where you will either succeed by your own efforts or fail completely: The new students were just left to sink or swim.
    sink so low
    sink to sth to have such low moral standards that you do sth very bad: Stealing from your friends? How could you sink so low? + I can't believe that anyone would sink to such depths.
    more at HEART
    Phrasal Verbs: sink in
    sink into sth
    1 (of words, an event, etc.) to be fully understood or realized: He paused to allow his words to sink in. + The full scale of the disaster has yet to sink in. + It took a moment for the implications of what she was saying to sink in.
    2 (of liquids) to go down into another substance through the surface: The rain sank into the dry ground.
    sink into sth to go gradually into a less active, happy or pleasant state: She sank into a deep sleep. + He sank deeper into depression.
    sink into sth
    sink sth into sth to go, or to make sth sharp go, deep into sth solid: The dog sank its teeth into my leg (= bit it). + I felt her nails sink into my wrist.
    sink sth into sth to spend a lot of money on a business or an activity, for example in order to make money from it in the future: We sank all our savings into the venture.
    + noun
    1 a large open container in a kitchen that has taps/faucets to supply water and that you use for washing dishes in: Don't just leave your dirty plates in the sink! + I felt chained to the kitchen sink (= I had to spend all my time doing jobs in the house).
    2 (especially AmE) = WASHBASIN
    Idioms see KITCHEN
    Collocation Dictionary
    noun

    ADJ.

    kitchen | blocked | earthenware, enamel, porcelain, stainless steel, stone

    VERB + SINK

    fill
    She filled the sink with hot water.
    | block | clear, unblock

    SINK + NOUN

    unit | plunger
    I bought a sink plunger to clear the blocked kitchen sink.

    PREP.

    at the ~
    She was at the sink, washing up the dinner things.
    | down the ~
    Don't pour tea leaves down the kitchen sink?it'll get blocked.
    | in the ~
    Put the dishes in the sink.


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