The idea of sinking or inclining brings different pictures to mind. As I looked at the different uses of the word I came across the idea of a trap.
(Jer 18:22 KJV) Let a cry be heard from their houses, when thou shalt bring a troop suddenly upon them: for they have digged a pit to take me, and hid snares for my feet.This idea of a pit made me think of sink holes or quick sand. In the context we find that there are things that trap us, limit us, trip us and ultimately lead us to death.
This is not just physical death, it is eternal death.
So? Pick your friends carefully. Pick your methods ethically. Set your priorities with the knowledge that they have consequences. Off to another day.