It goes on to suggest that to re-grok code is to reload the intricacies of that portion of code into one's memory after some time has passed and all the details of it are no longer remembered.In that sense, to grok means to load everything into memory for immediate use.Heinlein describes Martian words as "guttural" and "jarring".
While the Oxford English Dictionary summarizes the meaning of grok as "to understand intuitively or by empathy, to establish rapport with" and "to empathize or communicate sympathetically (with); also, to experience enjoyment", The concept of grok garnered significant critical scrutiny in the years after the book's initial publication. points out that in the 1991 "uncut" edition of Stranger, the word grok "was used first without any explicit definition on page 22" and continued to be used without being explicitly defined until page 253 (emphasis in original). Mahmoud, who might be termed the leading Terran expert on Martians, explains that it also means, "to drink" and "a hundred other English words, words which we think of as antithetical concepts. It means 'fear,' it means 'love,' it means 'hate'—proper hate, for by the Martian 'map' you cannot hate anything unless you grok it, understand it so thoroughly that you merge with it and it merges with you—then you can hate it. But this implies that you love it, too, and cherish it and would not have it otherwise.
You could always come up with a reason for opening later, But one day you had to actually open the doors.” This statement by Shipman goes much further than just the release date. For example, no rational person with absolutely no brewing experience would open a brewery, right?
Well, to Shipman and Bowker that was just another decision that had to be made.
According to the book, drinking water is a central focus on Mars, where it is scarce.
Martians use the merging of their bodies with water as a simple example or symbol of how two entities can combine to create a new reality greater than the sum of its parts.