Definition of sink noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//sɪŋk//
    ; NAmE NAmE//sɪŋk//
    House equipment
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  1. 1a large open container in a kitchen that has taps/faucets to supply water and that you use for washing dishes in Don't just leave your dirty plates in the sink! I felt chained to the kitchen sink (= I had to spend all my time doing jobs in the house). See related entries: House equipment
  2. 2(especially North American English) = washbasin
  3. Word Originnoun Middle English: from the verbsink.Extra examples Don’t pour tea leaves down the kitchen sink—it’ll get blocked. I bought a sink plunger to clear the blocked kitchen sink. Put the dishes in the sink. She filled the sink with hot water. She was at the sink, washing the dishes. She was at the sink, washing up the dinner things. The kitchen had a double sink. You can install a new sink in the kitchen. the sink counter in the bathroomIdioms
    everything but the kitchen sink
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    (informal, humorous) a very large number of things, probably more than is necessary We seem to take everything but the kitchen sink when we go camping. See related entries: Rooms in a house
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: sink