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English definition of “sink in”

sink in

(BECOME KNOWN) phrasal verb with sink    /sɪŋk/ verb (past tense sank  /sæŋk/ or sunk  /sʌŋk/, past participle sunk  /sʌŋk/)
to become understood or known: It took a while for the reality of my situation to sink in.
(Definition of sink in (BECOME KNOWN) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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