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 But the smells didn’t have that much time to sink in. Pallavi Yetur, Los Angeles Times, 21 June 2024 Related article Ship attacked by Houthi rebels believed to have sunk in Red Sea Carriers have also tacked on emergency surcharges to account for the disruption. Hanna Ziady, CNN, 20 June 2024 The ship sank in 1912 on its maiden voyage from England after hitting an iceberg. Elizabeth Weise, USA TODAY, 18 June 2024 The whole room got emotional as the weight of the moment sank in. Rachel Bernhard, Journal Sentinel, 12 June 2024 See all Example Sentences for sink in 

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