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Synonyms for sinksɪŋk

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. sink(noun)

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

    Synonyms:
    sump, sinkhole, swallow hole, cesspool, cesspit

    Antonyms:
    source, float, swim

  2. sink(noun)

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

    Synonyms:
    sump, sinkhole, swallow hole, cesspool, cesspit

    Antonyms:
    source, swim, float

  3. sinkhole, sink, swallow hole(noun)

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

    Synonyms:
    cesspit, sump, sinkhole, sink, cesspool, swallow hole

    Antonyms:
    source, float, swim

  4. cesspool, cesspit, sink, sump(verb)

    a covered cistern; waste water and sewage flow into it

    Synonyms:
    sump, sinkhole, sink, cesspool, cesspit, swallow hole

    Antonyms:
    source, swim, float

  5. sink, drop, drop down(verb)

    fall or descend to a lower place or level

    Synonyms:
    unload, settle, leave out, dribble, dip, send packing, drop off, dismiss, drop down, sink, drip, go down, deteriorate, lapse, slide down, overleap, strike down, overlook, throw, cast, fell, go under, subside, cut down, neglect, devolve, expend, send away, set down, flatten, pass, swing, bury, put down, throw off, throw away, dangle, drop, shake off, discharge, spend, fall off, knock off, miss, pretermit, degenerate, cast off, slump, shed, omit

    Antonyms:
    source, float, swim

  6. sink(verb)

    cause to sink

    Synonyms:
    drop, subside, settle, fall off, drop down, go down, go under, dip, slump, slide down, pass, lapse, bury

    Antonyms:
    source, float, swim

  7. sink, pass, lapse(verb)

    pass into a specified state or condition

    Synonyms:
    run, perish, fall back, elapse, go past, make pass, lead, top, put across, go by, draw, evanesce, backslide, occur, die, drop down, subside, snuff it, excrete, turn over, go, spend, slide by, recidivate, fade, hand, legislate, happen, egest, exit, exceed, fleet, pass away, slip away, drop dead, overstep, slide down, make it, authorize, pop off, expire, regress, devolve, cash in one's chips, kick the bucket, retrogress, give, fall out, hap, slip by, go on, sink, eliminate, croak, lapse, pass off, give-up the ghost, return, blow over, take place, fall off, overhaul, go through, reach, dip, communicate, go under, come about, choke, pass by, go across, overtake, transcend, glide by, relapse, extend, decease, fall, pass, clear, drop, conk, travel by, bury, buy the farm, go down, pass along, authorise, go along, surpass, guide, slump, settle, pass on

    Antonyms:
    source, float, swim

  8. sink, settle, go down, go under(verb)

    go under, "The raft sank and its occupants drowned"

    Synonyms:
    settle, square up, dip, make up, patch up, nail down, drop down, sink, settle down, go down, square off, decline, lapse, slide down, descend, come down, root, determine, crash, steady down, go under, subside, reconcile, fall, finalise, ensconce, wane, get back, pass, bury, adjudicate, conciliate, decide, drop, resolve, locate, fall off, go by, set, finalize, slump, take root

    Antonyms:
    source, swim, float

  9. sink, subside(verb)

    descend into or as if into some soft substance or place

    Synonyms:
    drop, subside, settle, fall off, drop down, go down, go under, dip, slump, lessen, sink, slide down, pass, lapse, bury

    Antonyms:
    source, swim, float

  10. dip, sink(verb)

    appear to move downward

    Synonyms:
    drop down, lapse, dim, go down, dunk, go under, settle, drop, sink, subside, souse, slide down, duck, dip, fall off, pass, douse, plunge, slump, bury

    Antonyms:
    source, swim, float

  11. slump, fall off, sink(verb)

    fall heavily or suddenly; decline markedly

    Synonyms:
    drop down, lapse, go down, slouch, go under, settle, drop, correct, decline, subside, slide down, dip, sink, fall off, pass, fall away, slump, bury

    Antonyms:
    source, float, swim

  12. slump, slide down, sink(verb)

    fall or sink heavily

    Synonyms:
    drop down, lapse, go down, slouch, go under, settle, drop, correct, decline, subside, slide down, dip, sink, fall off, pass, slump, bury

    Antonyms:
    source, float, swim

  13. bury, sink(verb)

    embed deeply

    Synonyms:
    lapse, go down, swallow, slide down, drop down, go under, settle, eat up, entomb, sink, subside, immerse, swallow up, drop, dip, lay to rest, forget, slump, fall off, pass, inhume, inter, bury

    Antonyms:
    source, float, swim

Wiktionary

  1. sink(noun)

    To descend or submerge (or to cause to do so) into a liquid or similar substance.

    Synonyms:
    basin, washbasin, dunk, submerge, dip

  2. sink(noun)

    The motion of a sinker pitch

    Synonyms:
    descend, go down

  3. sink(noun)

    a destination vertex in a transportation network

    Antonyms:
    source

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. sink

    Abase refers only to outward conditions. "Exalt him that is low, and abase him that is high." Ezek. xxi, 26. Debase applies to quality or character. The coinage is debased by excess of alloy, the man by vice. Humble in present use refers chiefly to feeling of heart; humiliate to outward conditions; even when one is said to humble himself, he either has or affects to have humility of heart. To disgrace may be to bring or inflict odium upon others, but the word is chiefly and increasingly applied to such moral odium as one by his own acts brings upon himself; the noun disgrace retains more of the passive sense than the verb; he disgraced himself by his conduct; he brought disgrace upon his family. To dishonor a person is to deprive him of honor that should or might be given. To discredit one is to injure his reputation, as for veracity or solvency. A sense of unworthiness humbles; a shameful insult humiliates; imprisonment for crime disgraces. Degrade may refer to either station or character. An officer is degraded by being reduced to the ranks, disgraced by cowardice; vile practises degrade; drunkenness is a degrading vice. Misfortune or injustice may abase the good; nothing but their own ill-doing can debase or disgrace them.

    Synonyms:
    abase, bring low, cast down, debase, degrade, depress, discredit, disgrace, dishonor, humble, humiliate, lower, reduce

    Antonyms:
    advance, aggrandize, dignify, elevate, exalt, honor, promote, raise, uplift

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. sink(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    fall (gradually), subside, descend, go down, go to the bottom

  2. sink(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    penetrate, enter

  3. sink(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    be depressed, be overwhelmed

  4. sink(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    decline, decrease, decay, droop, dwindle, lose strength, give way

  5. sink(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    merge, submerge, submerse, immerse, ingulf, plunge, dip

  6. sink(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    dig, excavate, scoop out

  7. sink(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    depress, degrade, lower, abase, debase, diminish, lessen, bring down, let down

  8. sink(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    ruin, destroy, waste, overthrow, overwhelm, swamp

  9. sink(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    suppress, conceal, keep close

  10. sink(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    reduce

  11. sink(n.)

    Synonyms:
    drain, sewer

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List of paraphrases:

wells, washbasin, heatsink, sinks, receiver, sump, well, drown, spreader, drain


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