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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.
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Now, as the island sinks down, either a few feet at a time or quite insensibly, we may safely infer, from what is known of the conditions favourable to the growth of coral, that the living masses, bathed by the surf on the margin of the reef, will soon regain the surface.
As the barrier-reef slowly sinks down, the corals will go on vigorously growing upwards; but as the island sinks, the water will gain inch by inch on the shore -- the separate mountains first forming separate islands within
At the same time, ammonia-thin air sinks down, forming a global circulatory system similar to that found on Earth.
Diminutive porker, Small Pig, likes to do all the things other pigs like to do; he eats, he sleeps, and HE sinks down in nice soft mud.
"She never sinks down and is always giving her best effort and that's something our team can count on and does count on, is her to rise to the challenge and put us on her back and go."
It's still early May and you're wearing a granite necklace as the moon sinks down below your shoulder.
We know that most of the food consumed by the cold-water corals is produced in the surface waters and eventually sinks down to the corals."The large plumes being created by the oil spill, some of which are reported to be several miles long, sit in the water column situated between this source of food and these deep-water corals.
Washington, Feb 12 (ANI): Evidence from the deepest surveyed point in the world's oceans has suggested that tiny single-celled creatures called foraminifera living at extreme depths of more than ten kilometers build their homes using material that sinks down from near the ocean surface.
this one when it plunges into breakers and sinks down past the more
"Or do you want a club that gambles everything in the Premiership, might be under pressure from the banks, sinks down into the division below and has to start all over again?
"Or do you want a club that gambles everything in the Premier League, might be under pressure from the banks, sinks down into the division below and has to start all over again."
As the story develops, Misha gradually changes, and my heart sinks down, down, down with him.
When the manure sinks down due to horse/cattle stepping around it, I simply add more manure along the sides.
Where naturalised in grass, the bulb foliage starts to fade and turn yellow fairly quickly and sinks down where it can't be seen.
Most down pipes first get blocked at the top and then are often obstructed further down as the blockage sinks down the pipe under the pressure of rain.