Let that sink in: your government views you as a target for surveillance because you talk to other people on the phone.
Titanic once bet $10,000 that Nick (the Greek) Dandolos, another high operator, would not sink a 25-foot putt.
Their very existence makes your spirit soar even as their weak, leaderless structure causes it to sink.
The Sewol in South Korea took more than two hours to sink, and initially the captain told passengers to go back to their rooms.
Punishing the Assad regime will sink the United States more deeply than ever into the epicenter of a widening regional conflict.
The East has been known for ages as a "sink of the precious metals."
Pop was putting away the dishes, and Jud was scrubbing out the sink.
Deadly pale, as if ready to sink, he tottered towards the door.
When they reached Bonanza the sun was low, and when they were off San Lucar it had begun to sink.
How would it do to fill the tanks to sink us as far as we can go?
Old English sincan (intransitive) "become submerged, go under, subside" (past tense sanc, past participle suncen), from Proto-Germanic *senkwanan (cf. Old Saxon sinkan, Old Norse sökkva, Middle Dutch sinken, Dutch zinken, Old High German sinkan, German sinken, Gothic sigqan), from PIE root *sengw- "to sink."
The transitive use (mid-13c.) supplanted Middle English sench (cf. drink/drench) which died out 14c. Related: Sank; sunk; sinking. Sinking fund is from 1724. Adjective phrase sink or swim is from 1660s. To sink without a trace is World War I military jargon, translating German spurlos versenkt.
early 15c., "cesspool, pit for reception of wastewater or sewage," from sink (v.). Figurative sense of "place where corruption and vice abound" is from 1520s. Meaning "drain for carrying water to a sink" is from late 15c. Sense of "shallow basin (especially in a kitchen) with a drainpipe for carrying off dirty water" first recorded 1560s. In science and technical use, "place where heat or other energy is removed from a system" (opposite of source), from 1855.
For unmarried persons: a singles bar/ a singles party (1960s+)