a variant transliteration of the Chinese name for the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region
verb (used without object), sank or, often sunk; sunk or sunken; sinking. 1. to displace part of the volume of a supporting substance or object and become totally or partially submerged or enveloped; fall or descend into or below the surface or to the bottom (often followed by in or into): The battleship sank within […]
noun 1. a fund to extinguish an indebtedness, usually a bond issue. sinking fund noun 1. a fund accumulated out of a business enterprise’s earnings or a government’s revenue and invested to repay a long-term debt or meet a depreciation charge sinking fund definition A fund into which companies or governments place money to redeem […]
adjective 1. unsinkable, as a ship.
- Sink through the floor
Suffer extreme embarrassment, as in When she called our name on the list of those who owed dues, I sank through the floor. This hyperbolic term dates from the early 1900s.