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 for Sunk
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Sink \Sink\ (s[i^][ng]k), v. i. [imp. Sunk (s[u^][ng]k), or
     ({Sank (s[a^][ng]k)); p. p. Sunk (obs. Sunken, -- now
     used as adj.); p. pr. & vb. n. Sinking.] [OE. sinken, AS.
     sincan; akin to D. zinken, OS. sincan, G. sinken, Icel.
     s["o]kkva, Dan. synke, Sw. sjunka, Goth. siggan, and probably
     to E. silt. Cf. Silt.]
     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.
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              I sink in deep mire.                  --Ps. lxix. 2.
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     2. To enter deeply; to fall or retire beneath or below the
        surface; to penetrate.
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              The stone sunk into his forehead.     --1 San. xvii.
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     3. Hence, to enter so as to make an abiding impression; to
        enter completely.
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              Let these sayings sink down into your ears. --Luke
                                                    ix. 44.
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     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.
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              I think our country sinks beneath the yoke. --Shak.
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              He sunk down in his chariot.          --2 Kings ix.
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              Let not the fire sink or slacken.     --Mortimer.
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     5. To decrease in volume, as a river; to subside; to become
        diminished in volume or in apparent height.
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              The Alps and Pyreneans sink before him. --Addison.
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     Syn: To fall; subside; drop; droop; lower; decline; decay;
          decrease; lessen.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Sunk \Sunk\,
     imp. & p. p. of Sink.
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     Sunk fence, a ditch with a retaining wall, used to divide
        lands without defacing a landscape; a ha-ha.
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