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English definition of “sink in/sink into sth”

sink in/sink into sth

verb uk phrasal verb with sink   /sɪŋk/ (sank or US also sunk, sunk) us  
If a liquid or soft substance sinks into something solid, it gradually passes into it through its surface: You'd better wipe up that coffee you spilled on the carpet before it sinks in.Physical and chemical processes
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