catch on

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To begin to understand; to realize or detect.
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He didn't have to explain; I caught on right away.

Submitted on September 02, 2012

Additional definitions for 'catch on':

catch onTo become popular; to become commonplace; to become the standard.
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hacerse popular

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prendere

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