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  • 41sink 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… …

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  • 42sink 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

  • 43sink —    ; sinkhole    (American.)    1. A point where a stream or river disappears underground. The sinking water may filter through a choke that excludes cavers, or may flow into an open horizontal cave or vertical shaft, and while active all of… …

    Lexicon of Cave and Karst Terminology

  • 44sink — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. founder, drown, go down; ebb, wane, decline, lapse, settle, subside, precipitate; retrograde, go downhill; languish, droop, flag; despond; fail, deepen, dig, lower; debase, abase, bring low; suppress …

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  • 45sink 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… …

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  • 46sink — <alm.> kim. Göyümtül ağ rəngli döyülə bilən metal – kimyəvi element. // Sinkdən qayrılmış, sinkdən hazırlanmış. Sink vedrə. Sink əlüzyuyan …

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  • 47sink — tv. to swallow some food or drink. □ Here, sink a bite of this stuff. □ Larry stopped at a tavern to sink a short one …

    Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • 48sink in — verb Become clear in ones mind. He knows hes been naughty, but it will take a while for it to sink in …

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  • 49sink — 1. verb /sɪŋk/ a) to descend into a liquid or other substance or material I tried, but I could not wake him. This caused me a great fear, and I looked around terrified. Then indeed, my heart sank within me. Beside the bed, as if he had stepped… …

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  • 50sink in — phr verb Sink in is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑realization, ↑word …

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  • 51sink on — phr verb Sink on is used with these nouns as the object: ↑sofa …

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  • 52sink to — phr verb Sink to is used with these nouns as the object: ↑bottom, ↑knee, ↑low …

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  • 53Sink — drink: sink a middy …

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  • 54sink — Australian Slang drink: sink a middy …

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  • 55sink 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 …

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  • 56sink — vb to drink, down (alcohol). This drinkers euphemism usually occurs in such phrases as the invitation to sink a few (jars) …

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  • 57sink — v. n. Wright’s L. P. p. 37. AS sincan v. a. == make to sink. pret. ‘sanke.’ Ps. lxviii. 3. AS. sencan …

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  • 58sink 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 …

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  • 59sink —    1. a lavatory    Originally, a drain or cesspit and now perhaps obsolete:     Usuph pretended to wander off to the regimental sink. (Keneally, 1979, writing in 19th century style)    2. to be terminally ill    But not liable to drown:     How… …

    How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • 60sink in — (of words or facts) become fully understood. → sink …

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