Definition of grok in English:
verb (groks, grokking, grokked)[with object] US informal
1Understand (something) intuitively or by empathy: corporate leaders seemed to grok this concept fairly quickly
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- When he saw Tablet PCs, he immediately grokked the benefit of using them for a project that we were planning.
- If there's a prosecutor in this country who groks the background and context of the specific operations destroyed by this crime, it's this guy.
- In his excellent portrait of hacker psychology, he pointed out that hackers are far more likely to have cats than dogs, and adds that ‘it is widely grokked that cats have the hacker nature’.
1960s: a word invented by Robert Heinlein (1907–88), American author.
Definition of grok in:
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