Meaning of “sink in/sink into sth” in the English Dictionary

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"sink in/sink into sth" in British English

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sink in/sink into sth

phrasal verb with sink uk /sɪŋk/ us /sɪŋk/ verb sank or US also sunk, sunk

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.

(Definition of “sink in/sink into sth” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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