[ grok ]
/ grɒk /
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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“I do believe that the buck stops here, that I cannot rely upon public opinion polls to tell me what is right. I do believe that right makes might and that if I am wrong, 10 angels swearing I was right would make no difference.”
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.