Meaning of “sink into something” in the English Dictionary

"sink into something" in American English

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sink into something

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

(BE COVERED)

to be covered or absorbed by something:

My feet sank into the sand with every step.

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