Meaning of “sink in” in the English Dictionary

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sink in

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

(BECOME KNOWN)

to become understood 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/ sunk /sʌŋk/ , past participle sunk /sʌŋk/

(BE ABSORBED)

(of liquid) to be absorbed:

Wait a few minutes to let the moisturizer sink in.

(Definition of “sink in” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)