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Monday, April 05, 2010

Definitions for grok

  1. to understand thoroughly and intuitively.
  2. to communicate sympathetically.

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Citations for grok
Jill bit her lip, then grinned. "I'm not sure what ‘grok’ means." Robert A. Heinlein, Stranger in a Strange Land, 1961
They were trying to, like, fake it, you know? They didn't exactly grok how we do things nowadays. Harry Turtledove, The Valley-Westside War, 2008
Origin of grok
Grok was coined by Robert A. Heinlein in his 1961 science-fiction novel Stranger in a Strange Land.
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