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To not understand, or to misunderstand - synonyms or related words

misunderstand

verb

to not understand someone or something correctly

mistake

verb

to not understand something correctly

misinterpret

verb

to understand or explain something wrongly

be unclear about/as to something

to not understand or not be certain about something

not have a clue

to not know or understand something

have no conception of something

to be unable to understand something because you have no experience of it

lose your grip (on something)

to become less able to understand things or deal with them

miss the point

to fail to understand something

get the wrong end of the stick

to understand something completely wrongly

get someone wrong

to not understand someone

nanodegree

a course of study which is much shorter than a university course and focuses on the skills you need for a job, especially computer-related skills

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hypocaust

an ancient Roman system of underfloor heating, used to heat houses with hot air; from the Latin 'hypocaustum'

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