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I [sɪŋk] sank pt sunk pp
1. vt
1) (ship, object) (far) affondare, (fig: project) far naufragare, (person) distruggere

the ship was sunk in the war — la nave venne affondata durante la guerra

to be sunk fam — essere nei guai

I'm sunk without it — se non ce l'ho sono perso

to be sunk in thought — essere immerso (-a) nei propri pensieri

to be sunk in despair — essere assolutamente disperato (-a)

let's sink our differences — accantoniamo le divergenze

2) (mineshaft, well) scavare, (foundations) gettare, (stake) piantare, conficcare, (pipe etc) interrare

to sink the ball Golf — fare buca

to sink money into an enterprise — investire denaro in un'impresa

lets sink a few beers Brit fam — facciamoci un paio di birre

2. vi
(in water) affondare, (level of water, sun) calare, (ground) cedere, (value, voice) abbassarsi, (sales) diminuire

the ship sank — la nave è affondata

to sink to the bottom — (ship) colare a picco

to sink to one's knees — cadere in ginocchio

he sank into a chair/the mud — sprofondò in una poltrona/nel fango

the water sank slowly into the ground — l'acqua è penetrata lentamente nel terreno

she's sinking fast — (dying) deperisce rapidamente

he has sunk in my estimation — è scaduto ai miei occhi

he was left to sink or swim fig — fu lasciato a cavarsela da solo

to sink like a stone — andar giù come un sasso

to sink out of sight — scomparire alla vista

the shares have or the share price has sunk to 3 dollars — le azioni sono crollate a 3 dollari

my heart or spirits sank — mi sentii venir meno

II [sɪŋk] n
(in kitchen) lavello, acquaio, (in bathroom) lavandino

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