HyperDic: get_wise

English > 1 sense of the expression get wise:
VERBcognitionget wise, catch on, get onto, tumble, latch on, cotton on, twig, get itunderstand, usually after some initial difficulty
English > get wise: 1 sense > verb 1, cognition
Meaningunderstand, usually after some initial difficulty.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s PP
Synonymscatch on, get onto, tumble, latch on, cotton on, twig, get it
Broadergrok, get the picture, comprehend, savvy, dig, grasp, compass, apprehendGet the meaning / meaning of something
Spanishcomprender, entender
Catalancomprendre, entendre's

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