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.
by tobym4 May 30, 2006
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Top Definition
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!
by /dev/dave October 01, 2003
To understand profoundly through intuition or empathy.
by Eibro October 04, 2003
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.
by Tony Sampaio August 10, 2005
To drink in, to make a part of one's self
To grok life, love, and God, this is a noble goal
--Fred Cain
by Barsabus Justus March 20, 2003
When you throw up in your mouth, and it tastes the opposite of the excellent steak you just ate.
Did you smell that roadkill baking in the summer sun? It was almost as bad as a bowl of grok.
by The Other Jesus February 22, 2015
To know something in and out and be able to exist in it's embodiment.
I grok Spock.
by JrnymnNate January 05, 2003

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