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grok

[ grok ]
/ grɒk /
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verb (used with object)

to understand thoroughly and intuitively: The code is simple enough that you should be able to grok what it does.

verb (used without object)

to communicate sympathetically.

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QUIZ YOURSELF ON “THEIR,” “THERE,” AND “THEY’RE”

Are you aware how often people swap around “their,” “there,” and “they’re”? Prove you have more than a fair grasp over these commonly confused words.
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Which one of these commonly confused words can act as an adverb or a pronoun?

Origin of grok

Coined by Robert A. Heinlein in the science-fiction novel Stranger in a Strange Land (1961)
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