"sank" in the verb sense
1. sink, drop, drop down
fall or descend to a lower place or level
"He sank to his knees"
cause to sink
"The Japanese sank American ships in Pearl Harbor"
3. sink, pass, lapse
pass into a specified state or condition
"He sank into nirvana"
4. sink, settle, go down, go under
"The raft sank and its occupants drowned"
5. sink, subside
descend into or as if into some soft substance or place
"He sank into bed"
"She subsided into the chair"
6. dip, sink
appear to move downward
"The sun dipped below the horizon"
"The setting sun sank below the tree line"
7. slump, fall off, sink
fall heavily or suddenly decline markedly
"The real estate market fell off"
8. slump, slide down, sink
fall or sink heavily
"He slumped onto the couch"
"My spirits sank"
9. bury, sink
"She sank her fingers into the soft sand"
"He buried his head in her lap"
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