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learn

verb
 
 
/lɜːn/ ( past tense and past participle learned, also UK learnt /lɜːnt/)
GET SKILL [I, T] A1 to get knowledge or skill in a new subject or activity: I learned Russian at school. "Can you drive?" "I'm learning." She's learned a lot about computers in the last three months. [+ to do sth] I'm learning to play the piano. Cheese goes in the fridge - will he never learn?Knowing and learning
REMEMBER [T] B1 to make yourself remember a piece of writing by reading or repeating it many times: I don't know how actors learn all those lines.Knowing and learning
UNDERSTAND [I, T] B2 to start to understand that you must change the way you behave: [+ (that)] She'll have to learn that she can't have everything she wants. The good thing is, he's not afraid to learn from his mistakes. →  See also learn your lesson , learn/know the ropes Knowing and learning
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