Mas·ter v. t. [imp. & p. p. Mastered p. pr. vb. n. Mastering.]
1. To become the master of; to subject to one's will, control, or authority; to conquer; to overpower; to subdue.
Obstinacy and willful neglects must be mastered, even though it cost blows. --Locke.
2. To gain the command of, so as to understand or apply; to become an adept in; as, to master a science.
3. To own; to posses. [Obs.]
That the world masters. --Shak.
adj : understood perfectly; "had his algebra problems down" [syn:
down, down pat(p)]