sink down

sink down

1. To fall or lower (oneself), as due to exhaustion, weakness, despair, etc. I came in the door and sank down onto the sofa, totally wiped from such a long day at work. I sank down to the floor and cried when I heard the news that Michael had died.
2. To move or appear to move to a lower position or location. We sat watching the stars begin to appear as the sun sank down in the sky. I sank down in my chair, trying to tune out the sound of my parents arguing.
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sink down

to sink or submerge. The sun sank down and darkness spread across the land. She sat in the chair and sank down, enjoying her moment of relaxation.
See also: down, sink
References in classic literature ?
It seemed to give him great relief to send a bullet home into the body of some surging, gorgeous-hued fish, arrest its glorious flashing motion for ever, and turn it on its side slowly to sink down into the death and depth of the sea.
He feared that Pakistan's ranking in ease of doing business will sink down that is already not encouraging.
Begin to sink down into the hip while simultaneously engaging the abdomen.
Plants that have been in your garden for more than two years will Slowly drench soil so the water will sink down to plant roots need less watering because they have roots deep enough to access ground water.
News about the closing of the camp this weekend that started filtering in yesterday did not sink down well with a majority of the families, who now want the government to give them land elsewhere.
But the stakes don't seem particularly high--or, more likely, my imagination has grown lazy as I sink down further into the easy familiarity of my day-today work.
"The bone can sink down if it needs to relieve pressure, and the dogs heal completely after six to eight weeks.
An eight game losing streak saw the Vikings sink down the table.
A NIGHTMARE back nine saw Scots golfer Catriona Matthew sink down the Rio leaderboard yesterday and out of any hope of striking precious metal.
She would sink down onto the stage, rise above it, fly across it like lightning.
Fresh If you do put it in a border, sink down some plastic edging around it to stop it taking over.
Middle-class families with children are barely surviving on the streets: One father said life as a refugee was like being stuck in quicksand -- every time you move, you sink down further," Guterres said in a statement after the release of the report.
And because it is all rocks, there is no risk that your feet will ever sink down into muck, even though there is a small stream running down the center of the piece.