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3 : to penetrate or cause to penetrate <He sank an ax into the tree.
4 : to go into or become absorbed <Water sank into the ground.
They purchased two-by-fours of untreated wood, made up standardized bundles, and sank them off the California coast.
The 26-year-old oil tanker split in two and sank off the coast of northwestern Spain last November, sparking what environmental scientists call Europe's biggest ecological disaster ever.
Foster says the boat began to take in water early on the Monday afternoon and sank soon afterwards, after he had tried to take action to stop it.
Eventually the boat sank, and the four also took their chances swimming, Davis said.
There are several popular theories about why the Edmund Fitzgerald sank so quickly, Farnquist says, including faulty hatch clamps and the implosion of a hatch cover.
The Karianda was up for sale when it sank in calm seas off Stonehaven, Kincardineshire, in August.
At the time, scientists were trying to decide whether the subducting ocean rock remained trapped near Earth's surface or sank all the way to the core.
Then Thousand Oaks resident Tommy Fisher sank the legendary ocean liner again for director James Cameron's box office hit ``Titanic.
Survivors from a ferry that sank in Lake Victoria on Tuesday said Wednesday that the boat was heavily overloaded with passengers and listing to one side before it capsized, taking hundreds of high school students and other travelers to their deaths inside the flooded hull.
The MTA also agreed to repave the freeway that sank near Lankershim Boulevard.
Work under Lankershim Boulevard was slowed last spring after the ground around it sank, cracking sidewalks and fueling concern it would be a repeat of the massive subsidence experienced on Hollywood Boulevard.