I don't grok the word grok

I don't grok why people (mainly from the US) seem to be so excited about the word grok. It's supposed to convey a deep, intuitive understanding, but when I hear it used in conversation it really doesn't work. I find it jarring and have to actually stop and thing about what the word means. I really don't grok, grok. So could you all please stop it and use a word like “understand”, which everyone understands?

Thanks :)

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