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sink in

Definition of sink in in English:

(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, be understood, be comprehended, be grasped, get through
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