Does "get" mean "understand" here?
Native speaker’s answer
"Get" in this context partially means to understand, but here, it also means to take in a lot of information and be able to remember all of it. It depends on the context of what someone is saying, but often times "get" just means to understand. However, you should be aware that it can also mean to remember. Ex: Did you get what the teacher was saying in class? Ex: He started telling me a story but I wasn't paying attention and I didn't get any of it.