Synonyms of sink in English:

sink


See definition of sink

verb

1‘he saw the coffin sink below the surface of the waves’

SYNONYMS
become submerged, be engulfed, go down, drop, fall, descend
disappear, vanish
ANTONYMS

rise, float

2‘500 passengers and crew were saved after the luxury cruise liner sank yesterday’

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founder, go under, submerge, capsize

3‘they sank their ships, rather than let them fall into enemy hands’

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scupper, scuttle, send to the bottom, open the seacocks in

4‘the Bank of England sank lingering hopes of an imminent recovery’

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destroy, ruin, wreck, put an end to, be the ruin of, be the ruination of, wreak havoc on, demolish, devastate, blast, blight, smash, shatter, dash, torpedo, scotch, sabotage
informal put the kibosh on, put the skids under, put paid to, banjax, do for, blow a hole in, nix
British informal scupper, dish, throw a spanner in the works of
North American informal throw a monkey wrench in the works of
Australian informal euchre, cruel
archaic bring to naught

5‘they agreed to sink their differences’

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ignore, overlook, disregard, forget, put aside, set aside, put to one side, bury, consign to oblivion

6‘I sank myself in the communal life of the place’

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immerse oneself in, plunge oneself into, lose oneself in, bury oneself in, absorb oneself, occupy oneself with

7‘the plane sank towards the small airstrip’

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descend, drop, go down, go downwards, come down, come downwards, go lower
fall, plunge, plummet, pitch, fall headlong, nosedive
ANTONYMS

ascend

8‘the sun was sinking in a red glow’

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set, go down, go downwards, dip beneath the horizon, descend
ANTONYMS

rise

9‘Loretta sank into an armchair’

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lower oneself, flop, collapse, drop down, slump, plump oneself
informal plonk oneself, plop oneself
North American informal plank oneself
ANTONYMS

stand up

10‘her voice sank to a confidential whisper’

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fall, drop, become lower, get lower, become quieter, get quieter, become softer, get softer
ANTONYMS

rise

11‘whatever she is guilty of, she would never sink to your level’

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stoop, lower oneself, descend, be reduced
demean oneself, debase oneself

12‘his breathing was laboured—he was clearly sinking fast’

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deteriorate, decline, fade, fail, weaken, grow weak, flag, languish, degenerate, decay, waste away
be at death's door, be on one's deathbed, be breathing one's last, be about to die, be approaching death, be slipping away, have one foot in the grave, be in extremis, become moribund
informal go downhill, be on one's last legs, be giving up the ghost
ANTONYMS

recover, improve

13‘sink 3-inch pots of good soil into the ground’

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embed, insert
drive, place, put down, plant, position

14‘they planned to sink a gold mine in Oklahoma’

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dig, excavate, bore, drill

15‘after sinking five pints of lager, he decided it was time to leave’

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drink, quaff, gulp down
informal down, swill, knock back, polish off, dispose of, shift
British informal get outside of, neck, bevvy
North American informal chug, scarf down

16‘many investors sank their life savings into the company’

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invest, put, venture, risk, plough

noun

1‘he washed himself as best he could at the sink in the bathroom’

SYNONYMS
basin, washbasin, handbasin, wash-hand basin
dated lavabo

Phrases

    sink in

    ‘Peter read the letter twice before its meaning sank in’


    SYNONYMS
    register, penetrate, be understood, be comprehended, be realized, be taken in, be grasped, become clear, get through