English version

cotton on

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishcotton on phrasal verb informalUNDERSTANDto begin to understand somethingrealize It took me a while to cotton on. to Sarah soon cottoned on to what he was trying to do. cotton→ See Verb table
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Verb table
cotton
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theycotton
he, she, itcottons
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theycottoned
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave cottoned
he, she, ithas cottoned
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad cottoned
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill cotton
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have cottoned
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