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