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sink in

vb
(intr, adverb) to enter or penetrate the mind: eventually the news sank in.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.sink in - become clear or enter one's consciousness or emotionssink in - become clear or enter one's consciousness or emotions; "It dawned on him that she had betrayed him"; "she was penetrated with sorrow"
2.sink in - pass through; "Water permeates sand easily"
penetrate, perforate - pass into or through, often by overcoming resistance; "The bullet penetrated her chest"
infiltrate - pass into or through by filtering or permeating; "the substance infiltrated the material"
infiltrate - cause (a liquid) to enter by penetrating the interstices

sink

verb
1. To fall or drift down to the bottom:
2. To go beneath the surface or to the bottom of a liquid:
3. To go from a more erect posture to a less erect posture:
4. To slope downward:
5. To become lower in quality, character, or condition:
Idioms: go bad, go to pot, go to seed , go to the dogs.
6. To bring oneself down to a lower level of behavior:
7. To undergo moral deterioration:
Idiom: go bad.
8. To cause the complete ruin or wreckage of:
Slang: total.
9. To undergo a sharp, rapid descent in value or price:
Idiom: take a sudden downtrend.
10. To lose strength or power:
Informal: fizzle (out).
11. To cause to penetrate with force:
phrasal verb
sink in
To come as a realization:
dawn on (or upon), register, soak in.
noun
1. An area sunk below its surroundings:
2. A place known for its great filth or corruption:
Slang: armpit.
Translations
يُفْهَم، يُسْتَوْعَبيُمْتَص
proniknout do vědomívsáknout se
hat: hatni kezd
síast inn, skiljastsíga , síast
preniknúť do vedomiavpiť sa
emilmekiçine işlemekiyice anlaşılmak

w>sink in

vi
(into mud etc) → einsinken (→ prep obj, -to in +acc)
(inf: = be understood) → kapiert werden (inf); it’s only just sunk in that it really did happenich kapiere/er kapiert etc erst jetzt, dass das tatsächlich passiert ist (inf); can’t you get this to sink in?kannst du das denn nicht in deinen dicken Schädel bekommen?; repeat each line so that the words sink inwiederhole jede Zeile, damit dus dir merkst (inf)
vt sep stakes, pylons etceinlassen (→ prep obj, -to in +acc)

sink

(siŋk) past tense sank (saŋk) : past participle sunk (saŋk) verb
1. to (cause to) go down below the surface of water etc. The torpedo sank the battleship immediately; The ship sank in deep water.
2. to go down or become lower (slowly). The sun sank slowly behind the hills; Her voice sank to a whisper.
3. to (cause to) go deeply (into something). The ink sank into the paper; He sank his teeth into an apple.
4. (of one's spirits etc) to become depressed or less hopeful. My heart sinks when I think of the difficulties ahead.
5. to invest (money). He sank all his savings in the business.
noun
a kind of basin with a drain and a water supply connected to it. He washed the dishes in the sink.
ˈsunken adjective
1. sunk under water. a sunken ship.
2. below the level of the surrounding area. a sunken garden.
be sunk
to be defeated, in a hopeless position etc. If he finds out that we've been disobeying him, we're sunk.
sink in
1. to be fully understood. The news took a long time to sink in.
2. to be absorbed. The surface water on the paths will soon sink in.
References in classic literature ?
Light hearts, light hearts, that float so gaily on a smooth stream, that are so sparkling and buoyant in the sunshine--down upon fruit, bloom upon flowers, blush in summer air, life of the winged insect, whose whole existence is a day--how soon ye sink in troubled water
Even though I've spent half my life at ADF, it's taking time to sink in.