get the picture

get the picture
verb
get the meaning of something (Freq. 1)
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Do you comprehend the meaning of this letter?

Syn:
grok, ↑comprehend, ↑savvy, ↑dig, ↑grasp, ↑compass, ↑apprehend
Derivationally related forms:
Hypernyms: ↑understand
Hyponyms:
figure, ↑catch on, ↑get wise, ↑get onto, ↑tumble, ↑latch on, ↑cotton on, ↑twig, ↑get it, ↑intuit, ↑digest
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s something

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Somebody ——s that CLAUSE

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Somebody ——s

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get the picture (informal)
To understand the situation
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Main Entry:picture

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get the picture informal phrase
to understand something, especially something that someone tells you indirectly

‘He can be difficult, if you know what I mean.’ ‘OK, I get the picture.’

Thesaurus: to understand somethingsynonym
Main entry: picture

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informal understand a situation

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get the ˈpicture idiom
(informal) to understand a situation, especially one that sb is describing to you

‘I pretended that I hadn't heard.’ ‘I get the picture.’

Main entry:pictureidiom

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