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Parse
  • To determine the syntactic structure of a sentence or other utterance (close to the standard English meaning). "That was the one I saw you. " "I can't parse that. "
  • More generally, to understand or comprehend. "It's very simple; you just kretch the glims and then aos the zotz. " "I can't parse that. "
  • Of fish, to have to remove the bones yourself. "I object to parsing fish", means "I don't want to get a whole fish, but a sliced one is okay". A `parsed fish' has been deboned. There is some controversy over whether `unparsed' should mean `bony', or also mean `deboned'.