sänka

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See also: sanka

Swedish[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse søkkva, senkva, from Proto-Germanic *sankwijaną.

Verb[edit]

sänka (present sänker, preterite sänkte, supine sänkt , imperative sänk )

  1. (transitive) to lower; move downwards
    Den vänstra tavlan bör sänkas lite så den kommer i jämnhöjd med de andra.
    The left picture should be lowered somewhat so that it is even with the other.
  2. (transitive) to cause to sink below the surface of a liquid
  3. to set (to punch a nail into wood)
  4. (transitive) to reduce in intensity; turn down
    Sänk ljudet på tv:n!
    Turn down the sound of the tv!
  5. (transitive, sports) to make the ball pass through or down into a score-winning hole (as in basketball or golf)
  6. (sports, billiards, snooker, pool) pocket
  7. (slang) to down; to drink (especially beer or liquor)
    att sänka en kall bira
    to down a cold beer

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Noun[edit]

sänka c

  1. depression; area of ground which is lower than the surroundings; a long but shallow valley
  2. (mathematics) sink; a point where the divergence of a vector field is negative
  3. (colloquial, medicine) ESR; erythrocyte sedimentation rate

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