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Definition of cotton on

cotton on

verb

  • to discover; become wise to.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

    Citation from "German banker admits transferring money from rich to help poorer clients", The Guardian, Helen Pidd, 24 November 2009 blacked out to resolve Google's penalty against this site.

    Last edited on Apr 08 2010. Submitted by Walter Rader (Editor) from Sacramento, CA, USA on Nov 25 2009.

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Other terms relating to 'on':

Definitions include: seemingly accidental but with a secret motive.
Definitions include: secret sexual activity with a person other than one's partner.
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Definitions include: A Southern Colloquialism meaning absolutely futile; pointless, worthless, inept or absurd; good-for-nothing or idiotic.
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Definitions include: to insult for fun; "make fun of".
Definitions include: to leave (a relationship) or abandon.
Definitions include: to attempt to attract verbally; "hit on".
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Definitions include: See barge in.
Definitions include: used to describe a person that is angry and is scolding at someone.
Definitions include: to be involved with.
Definitions include: to be present in large numbers.

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