Taken from the book 'Stranger in a Strange Land,' literally meaning 'to drink' but taken to mean 'understanding.' Often used by programmers and other assorted geeks.
It took me a long time to grok Perl, but now I can read it without going blind!
To understand profoundly through intuition or empathy.
1. Martain word meaning literally, 'to drink'.
2. Also 'love', 'hate', and much more. To grok means to understand and empathize with something or someone to the extent that the object or person becomes part of ones' sense self.
3. To become one with.
I grok water.
I grok God.
I grok Jill.
1. To understand something intimately and completely. (originally from Stranger in a Strange Land, by Robert A. Heinlein)
2. With programs, having sufficient understanding.
Almost all C compilers grok the void type these days.
To drink in, to make a part of one's self
To grok life, love, and God, this is a noble goal
To know something in and out and be able to exist in it's embodiment.
I grok Spock.
The script kiddie obviously did not grok what he was doing.