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know

  

      vb   , knows, knowing, knew   , known   mainly tr  
1    also intr; may take a clause as object   to be or feel certain of the truth or accuracy of (a fact, etc.)  
2    to be acquainted or familiar with  
she's known him five years     
3    to have a familiarity or grasp of, as through study or experience  
he knows French     
4    also intr; may take a clause as object   to understand, be aware of, or perceive (facts, etc.)  
he knows the answer now     
5    foll by: how   to be sure or aware of (how to be or do something)  
6    to experience, esp. deeply  
to know poverty     
7    to be intelligent, informed, or sensible enough (to do something)  
she knew not to go home yet     
8    may take a clause as object   to be able to distinguish or discriminate  
9    Archaic   to have sexual intercourse with  
10    I know what          I have an idea  
11    know what's what   to know how one thing or things in general work  
12    you know  
Informal   a parenthetical filler phrase used to make a pause in speaking or add slight emphasis to a statement  
13    you never know   things are uncertain  
      n  
14    in the know  
Informal   aware or informed  
     (Old English gecnawan; related to Old Norse kna I can, Latin noscere to come to know)  
  knowable      adj  
  knower      n  
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know  
      vb   , knows, knowing, knew   , known   mainly tr  
1    also intr; may take a clause as object   to be or feel certain of the truth or accuracy of (a fact, etc.)  
2    to be acquainted or familiar with  
she's known him five years     
3    to have a familiarity or grasp of, as through study or experience  
he knows French     
4    also intr; may take a clause as object   to understand, be aware of, or perceive (facts, etc.)  
he knows the answer now     
5    foll by: how   to be sure or aware of (how to be or do something)  
6    to experience, esp. deeply  
to know poverty     
7    to be intelligent, informed, or sensible enough (to do something)  
she knew not to go home yet     
8    may take a clause as object   to be able to distinguish or discriminate  
9    Archaic   to have sexual intercourse with  
10    I know what   I have an idea  
11    know what's what   to know how one thing or things in general work  
12    you know  
Informal   a parenthetical filler phrase used to make a pause in speaking or add slight emphasis to a statement  
13    you never know   things are uncertain  
      n  
14    in the know  
Informal   aware or informed  
     (Old English gecnawan; related to Old Norse kna I can, Latin noscere to come to know)  
  knowable      adj  
  knower      n  


don't know  
      n   a person who has not reached a definite opinion on a subject, esp. as a response to a questionnaire  
know-all  
      n  
Informal, disparaging   a person who pretends or appears to know a great deal  
know-how  
      n  
Informal  
1    ingenuity, aptitude, or skill; knack  
2    commercial and saleable knowledge of how to do a particular thing; experience  

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know

  
1    apprehend, comprehend, experience, fathom, feel certain, ken     (Scot.)   learn, notice, perceive, realize, recognize, see, undergo, understand  
2    associate with, be acquainted with, be familiar with, fraternize with, have dealings with, have knowledge of, recognize  
3    differentiate, discern, distinguish, identify, make out, perceive, recognize, see, tell  
  
Antonyms     
  
1    be ignorant, be unfamiliar with, misunderstand  


know-all     
clever-clogs     (informal)   clever Dick     (informal)   smart aleck     (informal)   smartarse     (slang)   smarty     (informal)   smarty-boots     (informal)   smarty-pants     (informal)   wiseacre, wise guy     (informal)  
know-how     
ability, adroitness, aptitude, capability, craft, dexterity, experience, expertise, faculty, flair, ingenuity, knack, knowledge, proficiency, savoir-faire, skill, talent  

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Collaborative Dictionary     English Definition
exp.
acronym of As Far As I Know, from the best of my knowledge, according to the information that I have
abbr. acron.
Short for "I don't know".
[Fam.]
exp.
what about you
Slang; written abbreviation
exp.
what the hell
Slang; written abbreviation
exp.
what's up
sms like writing, incorrect form in English
n.
Phrase used when someone has brought all the evidences to support his point of view; "I'm done with explanations"
exp.
I can't understand it, I can't believe it, I can't accept it
n.
what the fuck?
grossier
exp.
what`s up
Slang; casual greeting "Wazzup, my friend?"
id.
when sth sounds too good to be true and not as good as it seems to be and you suspect that there is a hidden problem
exp.
means "that's just the way it is"
c'est comme ça, point barre
id.
expression used to point out that one will eventually face the consequences of his own actions
exp.
me too
abbr. acron.
I don't give a fuck
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