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 for grok
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  grok
      v 1: get the meaning of something; "Do you comprehend the
           meaning of this letter?" [syn: grok, get the picture,
           comprehend, savvy, dig, grasp, compass,
           apprehend]

From The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003) :

  grok
   /grok/, /grohk/, vt.
  
      [common; from the novel Stranger in a Strange Land, by Robert A. Heinlein,
      where it is a Martian word meaning literally ?to drink? and metaphorically
      ?to be one with?] The emphatic form is grok in fullness.
  
      1. To understand. Connotes intimate and exhaustive knowledge. When you
      claim to ?grok? some knowledge or technique, you are asserting that you
      have not merely learned it in a detached instrumental way but that it has
      become part of you, part of your identity. For example, to say that you ?
      know? LISP is simply to assert that you can code in it if necessary ? but
      to say you ?grok? LISP is to claim that you have deeply entered the
      world-view and spirit of the language, with the implication that it has
      transformed your view of programming. Contrast zen, which is similar
      supernal understanding experienced as a single brief flash. See also glark
      .
  
      2. Used of programs, may connote merely sufficient understanding. ?Almost
      all C compilers grok the void type these days.?
  

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

  grok
  
     /grok/, /grohk/ (From the novel "Stranger in a Strange Land",
     by Robert A. Heinlein, where it is a Martian word meaning
     literally "to drink" and metaphorically "to be one with")
  
     1. To understand, usually in a global sense.  Connotes
     intimate and exhaustive knowledge.
  
     Contrast zen, which is similar supernal understanding
     experienced as a single brief flash.  See also glark.
  
     2. Used of programs, may connote merely sufficient
     understanding.  "Almost all C compilers grok the "void" type
     these days."
  
     [{Jargon File]
  
     (1995-01-31)
  

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