[ 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.
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.
Question 1 of 7
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)
Words nearby grok
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Example sentences from the Web for grok
Woe unto the politicians and parties that fail to grok this, as they will face only bigger and bigger losses in market share.
Really, really grok that, if our half of the species is ever going to be worth a damn.Your Princess Is in Another Castle: Misogyny, Entitlement, and Nerds|Arthur Chu|May 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST