Origin of sunk
Related formshalf-sunk, adjectiveun·sunk, adjective
Definition for sunk (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
Examples from the Web for sunk
And my beloved Zimbabwe has sunk from a promising beacon into an abyss of greed and dictatorship.How I Got Addicted to Africa (and Wrote a Thriller About It)|Todd Moss|September 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Sunk Kathryn Miles, Outside, February 11 The incredible truth about a ship that never should have sailed.
First-time unemployment claims have sunk to levels not seen since 2008.
One time he stood on the dock of a ship and sunk the ship just to feel what it was like to be on a sinking ship.
By then, a Marine mindset had sunk deep in me, whereas they seemed vulnerable, and understandably so.
His advice, however, sunk deep into my mind, and has often been of singular value to me since.Parker's Second Reader|Richard G. Parker
Then I was conducted to the boilers, a row of ten, sunk underground in the solid rock, below the level of the shrubbery.A Month in Yorkshire|Walter White
His soldiers broke into cheers, but he sternly stopped them, with the advice to wait till the Hartford was sunk.Dewey and Other Naval Commanders|Edward S. Ellis
If all unite to carry this out, small differences of opinion may at once be sunk.Ancient Pagan and Modern Christian Symbolism|Thomas Inman
Augustine was a wild youth, sunk in vice, and a violent opposer of religion.A Practical Directory for Young Christian Females|Harvey Newcomb
British Dictionary definitions for sunk (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for sunk (2 of 2)
verb sinks, sinking, sank, sunk or sunken
- to invest (money)
- to lose (money) in an unwise or unfortunate investment
Derived Formssinkable, adjective
Word Origin for sink
Science definitions for sunk
- 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 sunk
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