sink to

sink to (something)

1. To fall, descend, or collapse to some lower point or level. The boat was struck with another torpedo, and it sank to the bottom of the sea. They've run out of fuel, but so long as they don't encounter any strong winds, their hot air balloon should sink safely to the ground. I sank to the floor in shock when they told me that Michael had been killed.
2. To appear to move to some lower point or level. We sat watching the stars beginning to appear as the sun sank to the horizon.
3. To move or shift to some lower measurement or degree. The temperatures are supposed to sink to -10 degrees tonight! The power station's output sank to just over 200 megawatts.
4. To engage in some negative action or behavior that one or others believe is below a certain standard of dignity, principles, or integrity. Don't sink to his juvenile taunts. Just ignore him. I can't believe he would sink to spreading lies about me like that. I lost faith in the news site when they sank to posting vacuous, clickbait-driven articles.
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sink to (doing) something

Fig. to lower oneself to doing something bad or mean. I never thought he would sink to doing that. There is nothing that Max wouldn't sink to.
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These event driven applications uses controlled sink mobility pattern for mobile sink to collect the data from the sensor nodes for a particular amount of time.
He then attached a custom-made aluminum heat sink to the back of the blank with a thin layer of thermal paste, and ran three more tests.
The main contribution is to send the nearest sink to the event region to track the object while dispatch another sink to the center of field to avoid any flooding for sink localization at the next round.
The superGRIP design allows the heat sink to be detached and reattached without damaging the component or the PCB, an important feature for applications where PCB rework and ease of assembly and disassembly are important.
25 mm thick -- about the thickness of a UAE dirham coin -- making the transition from sink to countertop appear seamless.
25 mm thick, making the transition from sink to countertop appear seamless, a statement said.
1] used solder brazing to attach a foam heat sink to a heated component.
Finally, remove screws that may secure the laundry sink to the wall and then remove the sink.
Can you make a "fish" floating inside a soda bottle sink to the bottom just by squeezing the bottle?
With a laminate or a wood top, I would use a drop-in sink to prevent water from getting to the wood," Pindzia says.
The new equipment will cut the 30 separate operations required to create one sink to just 13.
Subducting plates could sink to the bottom of the upper mantle, but they would hit a barrier at a depth of 650 km that denies access into the lower mantle.
If you've ever had to remove dirty pots and pans from a single sink to use the disposal or to rinse dirty dishes, you know why two-basin models are so popular.