sink a mine

sink a mine
to dig a deep hole in the ground

Drilling companies are beginning to sink exploratory wells in the area.

Thesaurus: mining and quarryinghyponym
Main entry: sink

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

Игры ⚽ Нужно сделать НИР?

Look at other dictionaries:

  • sink a well — sink a mine/well/hole/etc phrase to dig a deep hole in the ground Drilling companies are beginning to sink exploratory wells in the area. Thesaurus: mining and quarryinghyponym …   Useful english dictionary

  • sink a hole — sink a mine/well/hole/etc phrase to dig a deep hole in the ground Drilling companies are beginning to sink exploratory wells in the area. Thesaurus: mining and quarryinghyponym …   Useful english dictionary

  • sink — sink1 [ sıŋk ] (past tense sank [ sæŋk ] ; past participle sunk [ sʌŋk ] ) verb ** ▸ 1 go below water s surface ▸ 2 when sun gets lower ▸ 3 move to lower level ▸ 4 fall/sit/lie down ▸ 5 go down in value/amount ▸ 6 invest money ▸ 7 push something… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • sink */*/ — I UK [sɪŋk] / US verb Word forms sink : present tense I/you/we/they sink he/she/it sinks present participle sinking past tense sank UK [sæŋk] / US past participle sunk UK [sʌŋk] / US 1) [intransitive] to disappear below the surface of the water… …   English dictionary

  • sink — [siŋk] vi. sank or sunk, sunk, sinking [ME sinken < OE sincan, akin to Ger sinken < IE base * sengw , to fall, sink > Gr heaphthē, (he) sank] 1. to go beneath the surface of water, deep snow, soft ground, etc. so as to be partly or… …   English World dictionary

  • sink — [[t]sɪ̱ŋk[/t]] ♦♦♦ sinks, sinking, sank, sunk 1) N COUNT A sink is a large fixed container in a kitchen, with taps to supply water. It is mainly used for washing dishes. The sink was full of dirty dishes. ...the kitchen sink. 2) N COUNT A sink is …   English dictionary

  • sink — 1 past tense sank, or sunk verb 1 IN WATER a) (I) to go down below the surface of water, mud etc: The Titanic sank after hitting an iceberg. | If you put it in water, will it float or sink? | The heavy guns sank up to their barrels in the mud. b) …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • sink — Synonyms and related words: Babylon, Gomorrah, KO, Sodom, abate, ablate, advance, age, alveolation, alveolus, antrum, aquamanile, armpit, ascend, automatic dishwasher, back, back up, ball up, bankrupt, baptize, basin, bate, bath, bathtub, be… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • sink — 1. verb 1) the coffin sank below the waves Syn: become submerged, be engulfed, go down, drop, fall, descend Ant: float, rise 2) the cruise liner sank yesterday Syn …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • mine — Synonyms and related words: Dionaea, Eldorado, Golconda, abri, abridge, abundance, abysm, abyss, approach trench, arm, armor, armor plate, avulse, baited trap, bank, barricade, battle, bereave, blast, bleed, blitz, blockade, blow to pieces, blow… …   Moby Thesaurus

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”