Definition of

Cotton on

  1. (verb, cognition) understand, usually after some initial difficulty

via WordNet, Princeton University

Synonyms of Cotton on

catch on, get it, get onto, get wise, latch on, tumble, twig

Alternate forms of Cotton on

Hypernyms: apprehend, compass, comprehend, dig, get the picture, grasp, grok, savvy

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