sink a well

sink a well
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

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  • sink a well — dig a well, dig into the earth to create a water well …   English contemporary 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

  • well — I adv. 1) to leave well enough alone (AE)/to leave well alone (BE) ( not to interfere with smt. that is satisfactory ) 2) (misc.) are things going well with you? II n. hole dug to tap a supply of water 1) to bore, dig, drill, sink a well 2) an… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • well — 1 /wel/ adverb comparative better superlative best 1 SATISFACTORILY in a successful or satisfactory way: Did you sleep well? | James reads well for his age. | fairly/moderately/pretty well (=quite well) | go well (=happen in the way you planned… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • Sink — (s[i^][ng]k), v. t. 1. To cause to sink; to put under water; to immerse or submerge in a fluid; as, to sink a ship. [1913 Webster] [The Athenians] fell upon the wings and sank a single ship. Jowett (Thucyd.). [1913 Webster] 2. Figuratively: To… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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 a mine — 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 W3 [sıŋk] v past tense sank [sæŋk] past participle sunk [sʌŋk] ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(in water)¦ 2¦(boat)¦ 3¦(move lower)¦ 4¦(fall/sit down)¦ 5¦(get worse)¦ 6 your heart sinks 7¦(lower amount/value)¦ …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Sink — This article is about a sanitary fitting for washing ones hands, or for washing dishes. For other uses, see Sink (disambiguation). A typical sink/basin in a bathroom …   Wikipedia

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