sink in

phrasal verb

sank in or sunk in; sunk in; sinking in; sinks in
: to become completely known, felt, or understood
I had to tell him what to do over and over before it finally sank in.
The fact that she's left me still hasn't really sunk in.

Examples of sink in in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web From my overnight masks to my hydrating serums, everything just seems to really sink in. Sophie Cockett, Glamour, 12 June 2024 Other Black troops worked to recover vehicles that sank in the rising tide. Bylinda Hervieux, ABC News, 4 June 2024 Perez claimed his winnings the next day — when his win finally began to sink in. Mike Stunson, Kansas City Star, 23 May 2024 When the cargo vessel El Faro sank in 2015 near the Bahamas after sailing into the path of Hurricane Joaquin, investigators went to great lengths to find the wreckage and retrieve its voyage data recorder. Darcy Costello, Baltimore Sun, 27 Mar. 2024 By one estimate, there are 6,000 shipwrecks in the Great Lakes, 550 in Lake Superior alone, including the Edmund Fitzgerald, which sank in 1975 and is immortalized in a folk song by Gordon Lightfoot. Frank Witsil, Detroit Free Press, 13 Feb. 2024 This mattress is super firm and features air pockets that contour to your body, plus high-strength polyester fiber beams across the top to prevent sinking in the middle. Nor'adila Hepburn, Better Homes & Gardens, 29 May 2024 The conglomerate’s stakes in an Evergrande subsidiary sank in value as the parent company crashed. Lionel Lim, Fortune Asia, 27 May 2024 Since going public, Trump Media — whose shares trade under the ticker DJT, the same as former President Donald Trump's initials — have had a wild ride, sinking in its first few weeks of trading before rebounding to reach its current market capitalization. Aimee Picchi, CBS News, 20 May 2024

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“Sink in.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sink%20in. Accessed 24 Jun. 2024.

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