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sunk

[ suhngk ]
/ sʌŋk /
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verb
a simple past tense and past participle of sink.
adjective
Informal. beyond help; done for; washed up: If they catch you cheating, you're really sunk.
Nautical. (of a forecastle or poop) raised less than a full deck above the weather deck of a ship.

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Origin of sunk

First recorded in 1925–30 for def. 2

OTHER WORDS FROM sunk

half-sunk, adjectiveun·sunk, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for sunk

sunk
/ (sʌŋk) /

verb
a past participle of sink
adjective
informal with all hopes dashed; ruinedif the police come while we're opening the safe, we'll be sunk
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