sink to a lower condition
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  • sink — ► VERB (past sank; past part. sunk) 1) become submerged in liquid. 2) (with reference to a ship) go or cause to go to the bottom of the sea. 3) disappear and not be seen or heard of again. 4) drop downwards. 5) lower oneself or drop down gently …   English terms dictionary

  • sink — sink1 W3 [sıŋk] v past tense sank [sæŋk] past participle sunk [sʌŋk] ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(in water)¦ 2¦(boat)¦ 3¦(move lower)¦ 4¦(fall/sit down)¦ 5¦(get worse)¦ 6 your heart sinks 7¦(lower amount/value)¦ …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • sink — I. verb (sank or sunk; sunk; sinking) Etymology: Middle English, from Old English sincan; akin to Old High German sinkan to sink Date: before 12th century intransitive verb 1. a. to go to the bottom ; submerge …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • sink — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. founder, drown, go down; ebb, wane, decline, lapse, settle, subside, precipitate; retrograde, go downhill; languish, droop, flag; despond; fail, deepen, dig, lower; debase, abase, bring low; suppress …   English dictionary for students

  • sink — sink1 verb (past sank; past participle sunk) 1》 go down below the surface of liquid; become submerged.     ↘(with reference to a ship) go or cause to go to the bottom of the sea. 2》 fail and not be seen or heard of again.     ↘cause to fail.… …   English new terms dictionary

  • degenerate — I noun corrupt person, debased person, debauchee, decadent person, degraded person, depraved person, derelict, disreputable person, immoral person, pervert, rapscallion, recreant, scamp, scapegrace, transgressor, wastrel, worthless person II verb …   Law dictionary

  • Europe, history of — Introduction       history of European peoples and cultures from prehistoric times to the present. Europe is a more ambiguous term than most geographic expressions. Its etymology is doubtful, as is the physical extent of the area it designates.… …   Universalium

  • drop — [[t]drɒp[/t]] n. v. dropped, drop•ping 1) a small quantity of liquid that falls or is produced in a more or less spherical mass; liquid globule 2) the quantity of liquid contained in such a globule 3) a very small quantity of liquid 4) a minute… …   From formal English to slang

  • drop — droplike, adj. /drop/, n., v., dropped or dropt, dropping. n. 1. a small quantity of liquid that falls or is produced in a more or less spherical mass; a liquid globule. 2. the quantity of liquid contained in such a globule. 3. a very small… …   Universalium

  • drop — /drɒp / (say drop) noun 1. a small quantity of liquid which falls or is produced in a more or less spherical mass; a liquid globule. 2. the quantity of liquid contained in such a mass. 3. a. a very small quantity of liquid. b. a small drink,… …   Australian English dictionary

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