What is the meaning of
dawn on s.o.
to become understood, or evident, or obvious
(Note: This comes from the meaning of dawn, which is the time each day before the sun rises, when dark is gradually becoming light.)
- It suddenly dawned on her that she had been there before.
- Around 2:00 pm my stomach grumbled, and it dawned on me that I hadn’t eaten yet.
|present participle:||DAWNING ON|
|past participle:||DAWNED ON|
Note: Many phrasal verbs have more than one definition. Not all the definitions are shown here.