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sink into something

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

to change to a worse state or condition: He sank into a coma. The play starts well, then sinks into melodrama.

sink into something

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

to realize or understand something: Finally the full extent of his words sank into her brain.

sink into something

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

to be covered or absorbed by something: My feet sank into the sand with every step.
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