Synonyms for (noun) sink

Synonyms: cesspit, cesspool, sink, sump

Definition: a covered cistern; waste water and sewage flow into it

Similar words: cistern

Definition: an artificial reservoir for storing liquids; especially an underground tank for storing rainwater


Synonyms: sink

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

Similar words: plumbing fixture

Definition: a fixture for the distribution and use of water in a building


Synonyms: sink, sinkhole, swallow hole

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

Similar words: natural depression, depression

Definition: a sunken or depressed geological formation


Synonyms: sink

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

Usage: the ocean is a sink for carbon dioxide

Similar words: natural action, natural process, action, activity

Definition: a process existing in or produced by nature (rather than by the intent of human beings)

Usage: the action of natural forces; volcanic activity

Synonyms for (verb) sink

Synonyms: fall off, sink, slump

Definition: fall heavily or suddenly; decline markedly

Usage: The real estate market fell off

Similar words: drop

Definition: go down in value

Usage: Stock prices dropped


Synonyms: sink, bury

Definition: embed deeply

Usage: She sank her fingers into the soft sand; He buried his head in her lap

Similar words: imbed, implant, plant, embed, engraft

Definition: fix or set securely or deeply

Usage: He planted a knee in the back of his opponent; The dentist implanted a tooth in the gum


Synonyms: subside, sink

Definition: descend into or as if into some soft substance or place

Usage: He sank into bed; She subsided into the chair

Similar words: go down, come down, fall, descend

Definition: move downward and lower, but not necessarily all the way

Usage: The temperature is going down; The barometer is falling; The curtain fell on the diva; Her hand went up and then fell again


Synonyms: sink, lapse, pass

Definition: pass into a specified state or condition

Usage: He sank into nirvana

Similar words: move

Definition: go or proceed from one point to another

Usage: the debate moved from family values to the economy


Synonyms: sink, drop, drop down

Definition: fall or descend to a lower place or level

Usage: He sank to his knees

Similar words: change posture

Definition: undergo a change in bodily posture


Synonyms: sink

Definition: cause to sink

Usage: The Japanese sank American ships in Pearl Harbor

Similar words: displace, move

Definition: cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense

Usage: Move those boxes into the corner, please; I'm moving my money to another bank; The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant


Synonyms: sink, slide down, slump

Definition: fall or sink heavily

Usage: He slumped onto the couch; My spirits sank

Similar words: founder, fall in, break, cave in, collapse, give, give way

Definition: break down, literally or metaphorically

Usage: The wall collapsed; The business collapsed; The dam broke; The roof collapsed; The wall gave in; The roof finally gave under the weight of the ice


Synonyms: sink, settle, go down, go under

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

Similar words: go down, come down, fall, descend

Definition: move downward and lower, but not necessarily all the way

Usage: The temperature is going down; The barometer is falling; The curtain fell on the diva; Her hand went up and then fell again


Synonyms: dip, sink

Definition: appear to move downward

Usage: The sun dipped below the horizon; The setting sun sank below the tree line

Similar words: decline

Definition: go down

Usage: The roof declines here