grokked

grok

[grok] Slang.
verb (used with object)
1.
to understand thoroughly and intuitively.
verb (used without object)
2.
to communicate sympathetically.

Origin:
coined by Robert A. Heinlein in the science-fiction novel Stranger in a Strange Land (1961)

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grok
"to understand empathically," 1961, arbitrary formation by U.S. science fiction writer Robert Heinlein, in his book "Stranger in a Strange Land." In use 1960s, perhaps obsolete now except in internet technology circles.
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grok definition

[grɔk]
  1. tv.
    to “drink” in a concept or knowledge and assimilate it; to understand something; to appreciate someone or something; to relate to someone or something. : I don't quite grok that. Run it by again, would you?
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
Copyright 2007. Published by McGraw-Hill Education.
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