Definition of sink in in English:

sink in

(Of words or facts) be fully understood or realized: Peter read the letter twice before its meaning sank in
More example sentences
  • Maura was about to open her mouth to say more, when his words fully began to sink in.
  • The words his father spoke sank in and he realized how close he'd come to being murdered.
  • However, reality quickly sinks in as you realize that seconds wasted cost lives.
Synonyms
register, penetrate, be understood, be comprehended, be realized, be taken in, be grasped, become clear, get through
See parent entry: sink

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