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sink into

v.
1. To pass into some condition: She sank into a deep sleep.
2. To seep or soak into something; penetrate something: The water is sinking into the ground.
3. To invest some resources in something, especially without any prospect of return: If the city continues to sink money into that new convention center, it will go broke.
See also: sink
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The work by van der Hilst and Fukao suggests that all plates were not created equal, Some slabs bend when they reach the 650 km boundary and remain in the upper mantle; others sink into the lower mantle.
Slabs encounter resistance at the 650 km depth but eventually they penetrate through that boundary and sink into the lower mantle at slow velocities," he says.
Lower the sink into position and line up the sink edges with the pencil mark (Photo 7).