dawn on


dawn on
dawn on
To begin to become evident to or be understood by
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Main Entry:dawn

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ˈdawn on [transitive] [present tense I/you/we/they dawn on he/she/it dawns on present participle dawning on past tense dawned on past participle dawned on] phrasal verb
if something dawns on you, you realize it for the first time

It was several months before the truth finally dawned on me.

it dawns on someone that:

Little by little it dawned on Archie that his wife was not coming back.

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Main entry: dawn

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dawn on [phrasal verb]
dawn on (someone) : to begin to be understood or realized by (someone) for the first time

The solution finally dawned on him. [=he finally saw the solution]

It suddenly dawned on me that I hadn't eaten all day.

It began to dawn on her that she was lost.

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Main Entry:dawn

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