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sink in

verb phrasal verb with sink  /sɪŋk/ ( past tense sank  /sæŋk/ or sunk  /sʌŋk/, past participle sunk  /sʌŋk/) us  

(BECOME KNOWN)

to become understood or known: It took a while for the reality of my situation to sink in.
(Definition of sink in phrasal verb, verb from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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