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English verb: sink in

1. sink in (cognition) become clear or enter one's consciousness or emotions

SamplesIt dawned on him that she had betrayed him.
She was penetrated with sorrow.

Synonymsclick, come home, dawn, fall into place, get across, get through, penetrate

Pattern of useSomething ----s


2. sink in (contact) pass through

SamplesWater permeates sand easily.

Synonymsfilter, percolate, permeate

Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Something is ----ing PP

Broader (hypernym)penetrate, perforate

Narrower (hyponym)infiltrate, infiltrate

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