/lɜːn/verb(past tense and past participlelearned, also UKlearnt/lɜːnt/)
GET SKILL[I, T]›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?
REMEMBER[T]›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.
UNDERSTAND[I, T]›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 alsolearn your lesson → See alsolearn/know the ropes