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English definition of “come/get to grips with sth”

come/get to grips with sth

to understand and deal with a problem or situation: It's a difficult subject to get to grips with.Dealing with things or peopleActing and actsCoping and not copingTolerating and enduringUnderstanding and comprehending
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