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v. i. + prep.
1 cadere a: He sank to the ground in a faint, cadde a terra svenuto
2 (di un aeromobile) scendere a (terra)
3 (di un natante) posarsi su (il fondo)
4 (del terreno) digradare verso
5 (fig.) scendere a; abbassarsi in; calare, diminuire fino a diventare: Her voice sank to a whisper, la voce le si è abbassata in un sussurro; The gale sank to a breeze, il ventaccio è diminuito fino a diventare una brezza
6 (fig.) abbassarsi a; cadere in basso fino a (fig.): I didn't think he would sink to stealing, non credevo che si sarebbe abbassato a rubare; He sank to a life of debauchery, cadde in basso dandosi a una vita dissoluta □ (della testa) to sink to one's chest, cadere sul petto □ to sink to rest, (del sole) tramontare; (di una persona) morire.

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