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understand in English:

1. catch on catch on

Why do some trends catch on and others not?
The idea of glasses being a fashion item has been slow to catch on.
I want the trend of not wearing make-up to catch on.
I really can't catch on to what he was saying to me.
This new hairstyle is beginning to catch on.
That new book is beginning to catch on.
he's not too brilliant but i'm sure he'll catch on
to ​become ​fashionable or ​popular: I ​wonder if the ​game will ​ever ​catch on with ​young ​people?
The rest you'll catch on in the days ahead.
He doesn't take hints very easily, but he'll catch on (to what you're saying) eventually.
I wonder if the game will ever catch on with young people?

English word "understand"(catch on) occurs in sets:

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2. take in take in

She couldn't take in this plan
The course is hard because you have to take in a lot of information.
Would you like to take in a movie?
They were taken in and lost their money. I couldn't take in what he was saying.
It is difficult to take in all this information?
It was an interesting lecture but there was just too much to take in.
We still can't believe that it had happened. It's a lot to take in.
too much to take in

English word "understand"(take in) occurs in sets:

phrasal verbs
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3. understood

He has understood
The two men understood one another perfectly, and had a mutual respect for each other's strong qualities.
Any universe simple enough to be understood is too simple to produce a mind able to understand it.
I know you think you understood what you thought I said, but I'm not sure you realized that what you heard is not what I meant.
He wasn't just humouring me. Those were the eyes of someone who really understood my feelings and sympathised.
These quotations were effective in sending complex messages to his friends, because, in his day, people could quote from such authors with every expectation of being understood.
I don't know Spanish, but with the help of a Spanish-German dictionary, I nevertheless understood your letter to some extent.
That would be twenty-seven words instead of four, and while the bare message of the longer statement would be understood, the persuasive force would be lost.
He understood and remembered easily everything that was taught to him; his teachers were very happy about it.
In linguistics, the Sapir-Whorf Hypothesis states that there are certain thoughts of an individual in one language that cannot be understood by those who live in another language.
This book aims to provide an explanation of modern Japanese grammar that is as systematic and as easily understood as possible.
Yet Japan is still not sufficiently understood by other countries, and the Japanese, likewise, find foreigners difficult to understand.
The future progressive tense is used when expressing events and action in progress at some future point, however the example sentence cannot be understood in that way.
A self-proclaimed democrat, who is lucky enough to live in a democratic country, but who constantly swears at politicians without committing himself to politics, has probably not understood the word "democracy".

English word "understand"(understood) occurs in sets:

Irregular verbs