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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. So much of my time there has been tied up with Martha [Myers, Burchfield's predecessor], who was--is--really my mentor, that I never really imagined it any other way.