[ 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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Origin of grok
Coined by Robert A. Heinlein in the science-fiction novel Stranger in a Strange Land (1961)
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How to use grok in a sentence
Those are huge, disturbing numbers made all the more troubling by something else Obama is finally grokking.Ending the War on Pot is Obama’s Last Chance for a Legacy|Nick Gillespie|January 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In the parlance of the day, he achieved the photographic equivalent of ''grokking'' his subjects.