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Definition of sink in phrasal verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

sink in

 phrasal verb
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Phrasal Verbs

    sink in

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    sink into something

     
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  1. 1(of words, an event, etc.) to be fully understood or realized He paused to allow his words to sink in. The full scale of the disaster has yet to sink in. It took a moment for the implications of what she was saying to sink in.
  2. 2(of liquids) to go down into another substance through the surface The rain sank into the dry ground.
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