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sink in

informal
phrasal verb with sink uk   /sɪŋk/  us   /sɪŋk/ verb (sank or US also sunk, sunk)
(Definition of sink in from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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sink in

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

to ​becomeunderstood or ​known: It took a while for the ​reality of my ​situation to sink in.

sink in

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

(of ​liquid) to be ​absorbed: Wait a few ​minutes to ​let the ​moisturizer sink in.
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