verb (grok, k, ing)
Translations: Etymology: Coined by w:Robert A. Heinlein, Robert A. Heinlein in his novel w:Stranger in a Strange Land, Stranger in a Strange Land in which the word described as being from the word for to drink and, figuratively, "to drink in all available aspects of reality", "to become one with the observed" in Heinlein's fictitious Martian language.
- (context, transitive, slang) To have an intuitive understanding of; to know (something) without having to think (such as knowing the number of objects in a collection without needing to count them).
- (context, transitive, slang) To fully and completely understand something in all its details and intricacies.
- He groks Perl.
Supplemental Details:Sponsor an extended definition for grok for as little as $10 per month. Click here to contact us.