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Definition of grok verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

grok

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ɡrɒk//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɡrɑːk//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they grok
BrE BrE//ɡrɒk//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɡrɑːk//
 
he / she / it groks
BrE BrE//ɡrɒks//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɡrɑːks//
 
past simple grokked
BrE BrE//ɡrɒkt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɡrɑːkt//
 
past participle grokked
BrE BrE//ɡrɒkt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɡrɑːkt//
 
-ing form grokking
BrE BrE//ˈɡrɒkɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɡrɑːkɪŋ//
 
 
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grok something (US English, slang) to understand something completely using your feelings rather than considering the facts Children grok this show immediately but their parents take longer to get it. Word Origin 1960s: a word invented by Robert Heinlein (1907–88), American author.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: grok