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To understand something

understand

verb

to know what someone or something means

know

verb

to realize or understand something

work out

to understand someone or something

comprehend

verb

to understand something

deduce

verb

to know something as a result of considering the information or evidence that you have

make sense of something

to understand something that is complicated or unusual

fall/fit into place

if something falls or fits into place, you suddenly understand something that you previously have been unable to understand

see the light

to suddenly realize or understand something, usually in a way that improves your life

get the idea

to understand something, often something that is not expressed directly

have a feel for something

to have a natural ability to do or understand something

creep

used with other nouns to describe the unexpected and often unwanted effects of a particular situation or trend

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a woman in middle age who has to juggle caring for teenage children and ageing parents with a career

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