Words nearby sank
Definition for sank (2 of 2)
verb (used without object), sank or, often, sunk; sunk or sunk·en; sink·ing.
verb (used with object), sank or, often, sunk; sunk or sunk·en; sink·ing.
- to throw, shoot, hit, or propel (a ball) so that it goes through or into the basket, hole, pocket, etc.: She sank the 10 ball into the side pocket.
- to execute (a stroke or throw) so that the ball goes through or into the basket, hole, pocket, etc.: to sink a putt; to sink a free throw.
Origin of sink
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Examples from the Web for sank
It leaves the impression that the airplane hit the water and sank whole.
Earlier translations of a handful of the books, known as the SAS series in France, sank without a trace in the United States.This Sexy Thriller Is Just the Document the Benghazi Commission Needs|Christopher Dickey|September 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In the years following World War II, Estonia sank into the shadows of the U.S.S.R., struggling with a failing tourism industry.The KGB Welcomes You to Estonia’s Hotel Viru. Please Mind the Hidden Bugs|Nina Strochlic|July 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Joel sank into the couch, smiling, while Ethan threw a balled-up eraser against the wall and laughed.The Stacks: The Day ‘The Big Lebowski’ Came to Life|Alex Belth|July 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In April last year, he sank his teeth into a Serbian player, Branislav Ivanovic, in the Premier League.Luis Suarez, Uruguay’s Notorious Soccer Vampire, Strikes Again—Biting Italian in World Cup Win|Tunku Varadarajan|June 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
"I'm waiting to hear about those little savages of yours," she said, as Mary greeted her and sank limply down into a chair.Mary Ware in Texas|Annie F. Johnston
He sank down on the ground, and buried his face in his hands.The Scarlet Letter|Nathaniel Hawthorne
Then he came out on the platform, and sank down on a bench, with his grip at his feet.First at the North Pole|Edward Stratemeyer
She sank into an armchair sobbing and crying, and covered her face with her hands.The Lady of Lynn|Walter Besant
The Count, after a moment's wild stare around, tottered, and sank into a chair.To Win the Love He Sought|E. Phillips Oppenheim
British Dictionary definitions for sank (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for sank (2 of 2)
verb sinks, sinking, sank, sunk or sunken
- to invest (money)
- to lose (money) in an unwise or unfortunate investment
Derived forms of sinksinkable, adjective
Word Origin for sink
Scientific definitions for sank
- See playa.
- See sinkhole.
- A circular depression on the flank of a volcano, caused by the collapse of a volcanic wall.
Idioms and Phrases with sank
In addition to the idioms beginning with sink
- sink in
- sinking feeling, a
- sink one's teeth into
- sink or swim
- sink through the floor
- desert a sinking ship
- enough to sink a ship
- everything but the kitchen sink
- heart sinks