sink a hole

sink a hole
to dig a deep hole in the ground

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

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Main entry: sink

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  • Sink hole — Sink Sink (s[i^][ng]k), n. 1. A drain to carry off filthy water; a jakes. [1913 Webster] 2. A shallow box or vessel of wood, stone, iron, or other material, connected with a drain, and used for receiving filthy water, etc., as in a kitchen. [1913 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sink hole — Sink Sink (s[i^][ng]k), n. 1. A drain to carry off filthy water; a jakes. [1913 Webster] 2. A shallow box or vessel of wood, stone, iron, or other material, connected with a drain, and used for receiving filthy water, etc., as in a kitchen. [1913 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hole in One (pricing game) — Hole in One, known as Hole in One or Two since 1987, is a pricing game on the American television game show The Price Is Right . Debuting on May 9, 1977, it is played for a car and uses grocery items.Hole in One is the only active pricing game… …   Wikipedia

  • Sink — (s[i^][ng]k), n. 1. A drain to carry off filthy water; a jakes. [1913 Webster] 2. A shallow box or vessel of wood, stone, iron, or other material, connected with a drain, and used for receiving filthy water, etc., as in a kitchen. [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sink|hole — «SIHNGK HOHL», noun. 1. a hole that drains surface water. 2. a) a hole where water collects. b) a funnel shaped cavity formed in limestone regions by the removal of the rock through action of rain or running water, or both: »As the caverns… …   Useful english 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 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 — 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 — [[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 */*/ — 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

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