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Synonyms for sink

Synonyms for sink

to fall or drift down to the bottom

to go beneath the surface or to the bottom of a liquid

to go from a more erect posture to a less erect posture

to slope downward

to become lower in quality, character, or condition

to bring oneself down to a lower level of behavior

to undergo moral deterioration


to undergo a sharp, rapid descent in value or price

to cause to penetrate with force

sink in: to come as a realization


an area sunk below its surroundings

a place known for its great filth or corruption

Synonyms for sink

plumbing fixture consisting of a water basin fixed to a wall or floor and having a drainpipe

(technology) a process that acts to absorb or remove energy or a substance from a system

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

a covered cistern

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fall or descend to a lower place or level

cause to sink

pass into a specified state or condition


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descend into or as if into some soft substance or place

appear to move downward


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fall heavily or suddenly

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fall or sink heavily

embed deeply

References in periodicals archive ?
In order to compare estimated values using plate sinkage and confined compression tests with pre-load applied to the samples, paired t-test was employed.
In the case of plate sinkage test, the over-estimation of precompaction stress for all pre-load levels decreased when the water content increased from 0.
Mosaddeghi MR, Hajabbasi MA, Hemmat A, Alexandrou A (2004) Determination of pre-compaction stress of in situ tractor precompacted soil by plate sinkage and confined compression tests.
Repave the sinking freeway areas with 2 inches of asphalt, to bring the sinkage back within permit levels.
Expand the surveying program used to detect sinkage.
The freeway itself is being checked daily and is safe, but will be closed if additional sinkage creates any danger for commuters, state and MTA officials said.
But to critics of the beleaguered MTA, the sinkage of the Hollywood Freeway is reminiscent of a series of subway-related problems - including a sinkhole along Hollywood Boulevard last June.
Los Angeles Mayor Richard Riordan, a member of the MTA board, said he wasn't aware of the sinkage problem, but has ordered a review and daily reports, said his spokeswoman Noelia Rodriguez.
is almost a year behind and $20 million over budget because of the sinkage problems blamed in part on the area's loose soil, the Daily News has reported.
Three episodes of ground sinkage last year forced the contractor to add an extra phase to the project - injecting chemical grout into holes bored every few feet along the subway route to stabilize loose, sandy soil.
Indeed, the scene in North Hollywood is reminiscent of disruptions business owners faced from subway tunneling in Hollywood, where Metro Rail work caused ground sinkage and opened a large sinkhole in Hollywood Boulevard.