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  • sink\ in — • sink in • soak in v informal To be completely understood; be fully realized or felt. Everybody laughed at the joke but Joe; it took a moment for it to sink in before he laughed too. When Frank heard that war had started, it didn t sink in for a …   Словарь американских идиом

  • sink in — phrasal verb [intransitive] Word forms sink in : present tense I/you/we/they sink in he/she/it sinks in present participle sinking in past tense sank in past participle sunk in to become completely understood She had to repeat her words several… …   English dictionary

  • sink in — or[soak in] {v.}, {informal} To be completely understood; be fully realized or felt. * /Everybody laughed at the joke but Joe; it took a moment for it to sink in before he laughed too./ * /When Frank heard that war had started, it didn t sink in… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • sink in — or[soak in] {v.}, {informal} To be completely understood; be fully realized or felt. * /Everybody laughed at the joke but Joe; it took a moment for it to sink in before he laughed too./ * /When Frank heard that war had started, it didn t sink in… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • sink in — verb Become clear in ones mind. He knows hes been naughty, but it will take a while for it to sink in …   Wiktionary

  • sink in — PHRASAL VERB When a statement or fact sinks in, you finally understand or realize it fully. [V P] The implication took a while to sink in …   English dictionary

  • sink in — phr verb Sink in is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑realization, ↑word …   Collocations dictionary

  • sink in — bad news like this often takes time to sink in Syn: register, be understood, be comprehended, be grasped, get through …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • sink in — I (Roget s IV) v. Syn. impress, penetrate the mind, take hold, make an impression; see influence . II (Roget s Thesaurus II) I verb To come as a realization: dawn on (or upon), register, soak in. See KNOWLEDGE. II verb See sink …   English dictionary for students

  • sink in — (of words or facts) become fully understood. → sink …   English new terms dictionary

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