grok
transitive verb (grokked; grokking) Etymology: coined by Robert A. Heinlein died 1988 American author Date: 1961 to understand profoundly and intuitively

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  • grok — [grok] tv. to appreciate someone or something; to relate to someone or something. □ I can really grok what you’re saying. □ I don’t quite grok that. Run it by again, would you? …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • grok — /grok/, Slang. v.t. 1. to understand thoroughly and intuitively. v.i. 2. to communicate sympathetically. [coined by Robert A. Heinlein in the science fiction novel Stranger in a Strange Land (1961)] * * * …   Universalium

  • grok — to understand empathically, 1961, arbitrary formation by U.S. science fiction writer Robert A. Heinlein (1907 1988) in his book Stranger in a Strange Land. In popular use 1960s; perhaps obsolete now except in internet technology circles …   Etymology dictionary

  • Grok — To grok (pronEng|ˈgrɒk) is to share the same reality or line of thinking with another physical or conceptual entity. Author Robert A. Heinlein coined the term in his best selling 1961 book Stranger in a Strange Land. In Heinlein s view of quantum …   Wikipedia

  • GROK — сл. As in I GROK means thorough understanding …   Hacker's dictionary

  • grok — To understand deeply. From Stranger in a Strange Land, by Robert A. Heinlein Do you grok the new process? …   Dictionary of american slang

  • grok — To understand deeply. From Stranger in a Strange Land, by Robert A. Heinlein Do you grok the new process? …   Dictionary of american slang

  • grok — [[t]grɒk[/t]] v. grokked, grok•king. sl. 1) cvs to understand thoroughly and intuitively 2) to communicate sympathetically • Etymology: coined by Robert A. Heinlein in the science fiction novel Stranger in a Strange Land (1961) …   From formal English to slang

  • grok — /grɒk/ (say grok) verb (i) (grokked, grokking) Originally US Colloquial to understand intuitively; have empathy with. {coined by R. Heinlein, 1907–88, US science fiction writer, in Stranger in a Strange Land (1961) …   Australian English dictionary

  • grok — verb /ˈɡɹɒk,ˈɡɹɑk/ a) To have an intuitive understanding of; to know (something) without having to think (such as knowing the number of objects in a collection without needing to count them: see subitize). He groks Perl. b) To fully and… …   Wiktionary

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