sink (v.) Old form(s): sincke, Sinke
be ruined, give up, perish
AC III.vii.15.2[Cleopatra to Enobarbus] Sink Rome, and their tongues rot / That speak against us!
Oth II.iii.203[Othello to all] if I stir ... the best of you / Shall sink in my rebuke
Per IV.vi.118[Lysimachus to Boult, of Marina] Your house, but for this virgin that doth prop it, / Would sink and overwhelm you
TNK II.i.121[Palamon to Arcite] two souls ... so they grow together, / Will never sink
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