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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 ​worsestate or ​condition: He sank into a ​coma. The ​playstarts 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 ​fullextent 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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