get to grips with sth

come /get to grips with (to try to understand why something happened) — попытаться понять, осознать;|| освоиться с чем-либо

Example 1: Americans are still trying to come to grips with the 9-11 incidents.

Example 2: I can't get to grips with my new computer.

Example 3: If you can get by in Spanish, it won't take you long to get to grips with Italian.

Related vocabulary:
get / have a grasp of sth
[good grasp of sth]
[get the feel of sth]
[get the hang of it]
come /get to grips with -> [get to grips with]
[get a fix on sth]