(slang) To have or to have acquired 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: see subitize).
, author=Robert A. Heinlein
, title=Stranger in a Strange Land
, passage=I do not grok‘ all fullness of what I read. In the history written by Master William Shakespeare I found myself full of happiness at the death of Romeo. Then I read on and learned that he had discorporated too soon – or so I thought I ‘ grokked . Why?
, title=(The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test)
, authorlink=Tom Wolfe
, passage = Grok ?and then it’s clear, without anybody having to say it.
(slang) To fully and completely understand something in all its details and intricacies.
, author=Leslie Anthony
, title=Running from Babylon
, passage=He freely plucks notions and verbiage from science fiction to describe everything from mountain-related undertakings to political subterfuge – like “grok “, a term from Robert Heinlein’s Stranger in a Strange Land, to denote intuitive understanding.
- He groks Perl.
- I find it exceedingly doubtful that any person groks quantum mechanics.
, author=Stanley Bing
, title=New Help for Hodads
, passage=Today we take a few moments to help you grok some of the ways that victims of TU can up their hipness – if we may use that term without being considered old school.