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sinking

 
Noun sinking has 3 senses
  1. sinking - a descent as through liquid (especially through water); "they still talk about the sinking of the Titanic"
    --1 is a kind of
    descent
    --1 has particulars:
     settling, subsiding, subsidence; submergence, submerging, submersion, immersion; foundering, going under
    Derived form: verb sink4
  2. sinking - a slow fall or decline (as for lack of strength); "after several hours of sinking an unexpected rally rescued the market"; "he could not control the sinking of his legs"
    --2 is a kind of
    decrease, lessening, drop-off
  3. sinking, sinking feeling - a feeling caused by uneasiness or apprehension; "with a sinking heart"; "a sinking feeling in the pit of my stomach"
    --3 is a kind of anxiety
Verb sink has 9 senses
  1. sink, drop, drop down - fall or drop to a lower place or level; "He sank to his knees"
    --1 is one way to change posture
    Sample sentences:
    Something ----s
    Somebody ----s
  2. sink - cause to sink; "The Japanese sank American ships in Pearl Harbor"
    --2 is one way to
    move, displace
    Sample sentence:
    The men sink the boat
  3. sink, pass, lapse - pass into a specified state or condition; "He sank into Nirvana"
    --3 is one way to move
    Sample sentences:
    Something is ----ing PP
    Somebody ----s PP
  4. sink, settle, go down, go under - go under, "The raft sank and its occupants drowned"
    --4 is one way to descend, fall, go down, come down
    Antonyms: float, swim
    Derived forms: noun sinker2, noun sinking1
    Sample sentence:
    They sink
  5. sink, subside - descend into or as if into some soft substance or place; "He sank into bed"; "She subsided into the chair"
    --5 is one way to descend, fall, go down, come down
    Sample sentences:
    Something ----s
    Somebody ----s
    Somebody ----s somebody PP
    Somebody ----s something PP
  6. dip, sink - appear to move downward; "The sun dipped below the horizon"; "The setting sun sank below the tree line"
    --6 is one way to decline
    Sample sentences:
    Something ----s
    Something is ----ing PP
  7. slump, fall off, sink - fall heavily or suddenly; decline markedly; "The real estate market fell off"
    --7 is one way to drop
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s
  8. slump, slide down, sink - fall or sink heavily; "He slumped onto the couch"; "My spirits sank"
    --8 is one way to collapse, fall in, cave in, give, give way, break, founder
    Sample sentences:
    Something ----s
    Somebody ----s
    Somebody ----s PP
  9. bury, sink - embed deeply; "She sank her fingers into the soft sand"; "He buried his head in her lap"
    --9 is one way to implant, engraft, embed, imbed, plant
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something PP
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