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Thursday, July 10, 2014

grok

\grok\ , verb;
1.
to understand thoroughly and intuitively.
2.
to communicate sympathetically.
Quotes:
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:
Grok was coined by Robert A. Heinlein in his 1961 science-fiction novel Stranger in a Strange Land.
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