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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 sink /ˈsɪŋk/

From: Taiwan MOE computer dictionary


From: Network Terminology

 槽 接收點

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Sink v. i. [imp. Sunk or (Sank ); p. p. Sunk (obs. Sunken, -- now used as adj.); p. pr. & vb. n. Sinking.]
 1. To fall by, or as by, the force of gravity; to descend lower and lower; to decline gradually; to subside; as, a stone sinks in water; waves rise and sink; the sun sinks in the west.
    I sink in deep mire.   --Ps. lxix. 2.
 2. To enter deeply; to fall or retire beneath or below the surface; to penetrate.
    The stone sunk into his forehead.   --1 San. xvii. 49.
 3. Hence, to enter so as to make an abiding impression; to enter completely.
    Let these sayings sink down into your ears.   --Luke ix. 44.
 4. To be overwhelmed or depressed; to fall slowly, as so the ground, from weakness or from an overburden; to fail in strength; to decline; to decay; to decrease.
    I think our country sinks beneath the yoke.   --Shak.
    He sunk down in his chariot.   --2 Kings ix. 24.
    Let not the fire sink or slacken.   --Mortimer.
 5. To decrease in volume, as a river; to subside; to become diminished in volume or in apparent height.
    The Alps and Pyreneans sink before him.   --Addison.
 Syn: -- To fall; subside; drop; droop; lower; decline; decay; decrease; lessen.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Sink v. t.
 1. To cause to sink; to put under water; to immerse or submerge in a fluid; as, to sink a ship.
    [The Athenians] fell upon the wings and sank a single ship.   --Jowett (Thucyd.).
 2. Figuratively: To cause to decline; to depress; to degrade; hence, to ruin irretrievably; to destroy, as by drowping; as, to sink one's reputation.
    I raise of sink, imprison or set free.   --Prior.
    If I have a conscience, let it sink me.   --Shak.
 Thy cruel and unnatural lust of power
 Has sunk thy father more than all his years.   --Rowe.
 3. To make (a depression) by digging, delving, or cutting, etc.; as, to sink a pit or a well; to sink a die.
 4. To bring low; to reduce in quantity; to waste.
    You sunk the river repeated draughts.   --Addison.
 5. To conseal and appropriate. [Slang]
    If sent with ready money to buy anything, and you happen to be out of pocket, sink the money, and take up the goods on account.   --Swift.
 6. To keep out of sight; to suppress; to ignore.
    A courtly willingness to sink obnoxious truths.   --Robertson.
 7. To reduce or extinguish by payment; as, to sink the national debt.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Sink n.
 1. A drain to carry off filthy water; a jakes.
 2. A shallow box or vessel of wood, stone, iron, or other material, connected with a drain, and used for receiving filthy water, etc., as in a kitchen.
 3. A hole or low place in land or rock, where waters sink and are lost; -- called also sink hole. [U. S.]
 4. The lowest part of a natural hollow or closed basin whence the water of one or more streams escapes by evaporation; as, the sink of the Humboldt River. [Western U. S.]
 Sink hole. (a) The opening to a sink drain. (b) A cesspool. (c) Same as Sink, n., 3.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: plumbing fixture consisting of a water basin fixed to a wall
           or floor and having a drainpipe
      2: (technology) a process that acts to absorb or remove energy
         or a substance from a system; "the ocean is a sink for
         carbon dioxide" [ant: source]
      3: a depression in the ground communicating with a subterranean
         passage (especially in limestone) and formed by solution
         or by collapse of a cavern roof [syn: sinkhole, swallow
      4: a covered cistern; waste water and sewage flow into it [syn:
          cesspool, cesspit, sump]
      v 1: fall or drop to a lower place or level; "He sank to his
           knees" [syn: drop, drop down]
      2: cause to sink; "The Japanese sank American ships in Pearl
      3: pass into a specified state or condition; "He sank into
         Nirvana" [syn: pass, lapse]
      4: go under, "The raft sank and its occupants drowned" [syn: settle,
          go down, go under] [ant: float]
      5: descend into or as if into some soft substance or place; "He
         sank into bed"; "She subsided into the chair" [syn: subside]
      6: appear to move downward; "The sun dipped below the horizon";
         "The setting sun sank below the tree line" [syn: dip]
      7: fall heavily or suddenly; decline markedly; "The real estate
         market fell off" [syn: slump, fall off]
      8: fall or sink heavily; "He slumped onto the couch"; "My
         spirits sank" [syn: slump, slide down]
      9: embed deeply; "She sank her fingers into the soft sand"; "He
         buried his head in her lap" [syn: bury]
      [also: sunken, sunk, sank]