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Get wise   /gɛt waɪz/   Listen
Get wise

Understand, usually after some initial difficulty.  Synonyms: catch on, cotton on, get it, get onto, latch on, tumble, twig.

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"Get wise" Quotes from Famous Books

... heard a lot about the Special Corps, too. They've just got a lot of authority, that's all. They can call in the whole Stellar Guard if they need 'em. Who's going to get wise with somebody ...
— Alarm Clock • Everett B. Cole

Words linked to "Get wise" :   grok, latch on, comprehend, apprehend, dig, compass, get the picture, grasp, savvy, catch on

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