cotton on Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “cotton on” in the English Dictionary

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cotton on

phrasal verb with cotton uk   /ˈkɒt.ən/  us   /ˈkɑː.t̬ən/ verb
to ​begin to ​understand a ​situation or ​fact: I'd only just cottoned on to the ​fact that they were having a ​relationship.
(Definition of cotton on from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “cotton on”
in Arabic يَبدَأ في الفَهم…
in Korean 이해하다…
in Portuguese inteirar-se, perceber…
in Catalan entendre, adonar-se’n…
in Japanese ~に気づく…
in Chinese (Simplified) 明白,领会…
in Chinese (Traditional) 明白,領會…
in Italian capire, accorgersi…
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