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learn verb

1 gain knowledge/skill

ADV. a lot I learned a lot from my father. | quickly, soon Children learn very quickly. They soon learn that bad behaviour is a sure-fire way of getting attention.

VERB + LEARN need to | be eager to, want to He was eager to learn all she could teach him. | have a lot to I've got a lot to learn, haven't I?

PREP. about learning about art | from She learned from watching others. | through Children learn through play.

2 become aware

VERB + LEARN be astonished to, be astounded to, be intrigued to, be surprised to I was surprised to learn that he was only 24. | be dismayed to, be saddened to

PREP. of We first learned of the problem from her school.