- 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.
Idioms about sink
- to bite deeply or vigorously.
- to do or enter into with great enthusiasm, concentration, conviction, etc.: to sink my teeth into solving the problem.
Origin of sink
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How to use sink in a sentence
All the crystals trapped in the folds of the bag land in the sink and can be rinsed away.Hints From Heloise: Grocery delivery has its pros and cons|Heloise Heloise|February 11, 2021|Washington Post
Keep a bottle in your bag, a couple by the kitchen and bathroom sinks, and another on your desk or near wherever you work.Five tips for taking care of your over-washed hands|Sandra Gutierrez G.|December 20, 2020|Popular-Science
They also consider carbon sinks—the ocean, soils, and vegetation—that absorb a little over half of human-generated carbon dioxide.The pandemic led to a record drop in carbon emissions|Ula Chrobak|December 16, 2020|Popular-Science
In September, the company told The Post that it had added 150 new safety measures, including portable sinks, thermal cameras and additional janitorial staff, to its facilities during the pandemic.Workers call on Walmart, Amazon and other retailers to bring back hazard pay ahead of holiday rush|Abha Bhattarai, Christopher Ingraham|November 23, 2020|Washington Post
By that time, heavier and more consistent rain is likely to take over as a cold front sinks into the region.PM Update: Record highs in the upper 70s today are replaced by rainy weather on Wednesday|Ian Livingston|November 10, 2020|Washington Post
At the same time, the heaviest parts—the main fuselage, the engines and wings—sink to the bottom.
Within a matter of hours, the vessel that Mooney had crafted began to sink.Victor Mooney’s Epic Adventure for His Dead Brother|Justin Jones|October 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And lo and behold, she was determined to sink the mining industry, and we were determined to fight for our community.‘Pride’: The Feel-Good Movie of the Year, and the Film Rupert Murdoch Doesn’t Want You to See|Marlow Stern|October 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“It was so opulent that no one ever thought it would sink, then boom—it was gone,” says Conway.
I was stuck between the sink and the stove, which I thought was fantastic!Julianna Margulies's Favorite 'The Good Wife' Scenes|Julianna Margulies|August 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
If it continues the same we can continue to sink 20 fathoms per month, exclusive of the time it will take to fix the lifts.
She had looked into the kitchen and saw the dishes in the sink and the gaping stove hearth, and shook her head.The Campfire Girls of Roselawn|Margaret Penrose
Such a clique of professional friends would sink a stronger man than Trevithick.
His gunners pelted the unwieldy budgerows with round shot until they began to sink.The Red Year|Louis Tracy
Baroudi now let himself sink down a little, and rested his cheek upon his hand.Bella Donna|Robert Hichens
British Dictionary definitions for sink
- to invest (money)
- to lose (money) in an unwise or unfortunate investment
Derived forms of sinksinkable, adjective
Word Origin for sink
Scientific definitions for sink
- See playa.
- See sinkhole.
- A circular depression on the flank of a volcano, caused by the collapse of a volcanic wall.
Other Idioms and Phrases with sink
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