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sink

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noun
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verb
1 verb also NAUT go below surface INTRANSITIVEtéigh faoi uisceit sank to the bottom of the sea chuaigh sé go tóin poillthe boat sank chuaigh an bád go tóin poill, chuaigh an bád faoi 2 verb NAUT make ship go below surface TRANSITIVEbáigh verb  c m ucuir go tóin poill
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3 verb go down into sth soft INTRANSITIVEhe sank to his knees in the bog chuaigh sé go glúine sa chaorán, chuaigh sé á bhá go dtí a dhá ghlúin sa phortach, bádh go glúine é sa phortachthe wheels sank into the snow chuaigh na rothaí in abar sa sneachta, chuaigh na rothaí á mbá sa sneachta 4 verb CONSTR dig sth in ground TRANSITIVEtochail verb  c m usuncáil verb  c m uthey dug a well shuncáil siad tobar 5 verb move to lower level INTRANSITIVEtéigh síos  c m utit verb  c m uthe water levels sank thit leibhéil an uiscethe house is sinking tá an teach ag dul i dtalamh, tá an teach ag suncáil 6 verb lower your body INTRANSITIVEtit verb  c m ulig anuashe sank to the ground lig sé é féin anuas ar an talamh, síos leis ar an talamh to sink to your knees dul síos ar do ghlúine to sink out of sight imeacht as amharc 7 verb fall back into sth soft INTRANSITIVEI let my body sink into the bed scaoil mé siar sa leaba mé féin 8 verb move to lower level in sky INTRANSITIVEtéigh faoi PhrV  c m utéigh i bhfarraige 9 verb worsen INTRANSITIVEimigh chun an donaistit verb  c m umeath verb  c m umorale has sunk to an all-time low ní raibh meanma na ndaoine riamh chomh dona seo, tá meanma na ndaoine imithe chun an donais ar fad 10 verb get into bad state INTRANSITIVEtit verb  c m uhe sank into the depths of despair thit sé isteach i nduibheagán éadóchais, bhuail taom éadóchais éshe has sunk into insignificance níl iomrá ar bith anois uirthi, is beag le rá anois íthey sank into debt chuaigh siad go domhain i bhfiachathe poor man is sinking into decline tá an fear bocht ag meath go tréan 11 verb fail INTRANSITIVEtit as a chéiletéigh faoi PhrV  c m uteip ar PhrV  c m uthe firm sank theip glan ar an ngnólacht, thit an tóin as an ngnólacht, chuaigh an comhlacht go tóin poillshe's sinking under the weight of it all tá an rud ar fad á cloí 12 verb make sth fail or disappear TRANSITIVEcuir ó chríchdeireadh a chur lebris verb  c m uhe sank the project chuir sé an tionscadal ó chrích 13 verb become less hopeful INTRANSITIVEmy spirits were sinking bhí mé ag cailleadh mo mhisnigh 14 verb become more unwell INTRANSITIVEtéigh i ndonachtmeath verb  c m u to be sinking bheith ag dul i laige, bheith ag éirí níos laige, bheith ag sleamhnú, bheith ag síothlú to sink into unconsciousness an mothú a chailleadh, titim i bhfanntais 15 verb lower in value or amount
INTRANSITIVEtit verb  c m uísligh verb  c m ulaghdaigh verb  c m u
TRANSITIVEísligh verb  c m ulaghdaigh verb  c m u
16 verb reach low level of behaviour INTRANSITIVEdon't sink to such bad language ná náirigh thú féin le droch-chaint den sórt sincan we sink any lower? an bhféadfaimis bheith níos measa? 17 verb push sth hard into soft surface TRANSITIVEsáigh verb  c m ubáigh verb  c m uto sink a knife into sth scian a shá i rud, scian a bhá i rud 18 verb DIY fix screws below surface TRANSITIVEbáigh verb  c m u 19 verb invest money TRANSITIVEcuir verb  c m usuncáil verb  c m uto sink money into sth airgead a shuncáil i rud 20 verb GOLF put ball in hole TRANSITIVEcuir isteach sa phollaimsigh verb  c m u 21 verb DRINK informal drink TRANSITIVEcaith siar  c m uslog verb  c m u
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22 noun (also kitchen sink) kitchen sinkdoirteal masc1  c m u 23 noun (also bathroom sink) bathroom sinkdoirteal masc1  c m ubáisín masc4  c m u 24 noun GEOL (also sinkhole)slogaide fem4  c m upoll slogaide 25 noun SCI sth that removes sth unpleasantslogaide fem4  c m u
phrases

to be sunk

informal you're sunk, I fear tá do rás rite, tá eagla orm; tá do chosa nite, tá faitíos ormwe're sunk tá deireadh linn, tá ár gcnaipe déanta

to sink your differences

they sank their differences d'fhág siad an t-achrann ina ndiaidh, lig siad an méid a tharla eatarthu chun dearmaid, chuir siad ar a gcúl ar tharla eatarthu

to sink or swim

she was left to sink or swim fágadh fúithi féin í, fágadh ar a conlán féin íit's a matter of sink or swim níl ann ach an bád a iomramh nó an bád a chailleadh

to sink without trace

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to sink without a trace

) 1 disappear or fail completelythe scheme sank without trace theip glan ar an scéim, thit an tóin ar fad as an scéim 2 sink so that it can't be foundthe ship sank without trace chuaigh an long go tóin poill agus ní bhfuarthas tásc ná tuairisc uirthi ó shin