cotton on

Definition of cotton on


  1. :  to begin to understand something :  to catch on It took a while, but they are finally starting to cotton on. —often + to She cottoned on to the fact that I like her.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  a soft usually white fibrous substance composed of the hairs surrounding the seeds of various erect freely branching tropical plants (genus Gossypium) of the mallow family

    :  a plant producing cotton

    :  one grown for its cotton

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