Definition of sink

Scrabble & Words with friends points


  • sink is a valid Scrabble US word with a point value of 8
  • sink is a valid Scrabble UK word with a point value of 8
  • sink is a valid Words with friends word with a point value of 9

Definition of sink


  • fall heavily or suddenly; decline markedly (verb)

    Synonyms

    1. fall off
    2. slump
  • appear to move downward (verb)

    Synonyms

    1. dip
  • a depression in the ground communicating with a subterranean passage (especially in limestone) and formed by solution or by collapse of a cavern roof (noun)

    Synonyms

    1. sinkhole
    2. swallow hole
  • fall or descend to a lower place or level (verb)

    Synonyms

    1. drop
    2. drop down
  • a covered cistern; waste water and sewage flow into it (noun)

    Synonyms

    1. cesspit
    2. cesspool
    3. sump
  • go under (verb)

    Synonyms

    1. go down
    2. go under
    3. settle
  • pass into a specified state or condition (verb)

    Synonyms

    1. lapse
    2. pass
  • fall or sink heavily (verb)

    Synonyms

    1. slide down
    2. slump
  • embed deeply (verb)

    Synonyms

    1. bury
  • descend into or as if into some soft substance or place (verb)

    Synonyms

    1. subside
  • cause to sink (verb)
  • plumbing fixture consisting of a water basin fixed to a wall or floor and having a drainpipe (noun)
  • (technology) a process that acts to absorb or remove energy or a substance from a system (noun)

    Examples

    1. the ocean is a sink for carbon dioxide

See definition of sink in Merriam Webster

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