To show a grasp or, comprehension, of a subject matter, material, or, functionality, with limited information, or time to fully understand or totally absorb, what it is we're seeing or doing.
Can be an intuitive first impression of a person place or thing
glean (to look within)
gleaned (past tense)
gleaning (absorbing, or, reflecting on)
I quickly gleaned enough, to fill in the pieces, and made it work.
I gleaned, he has a bad man.