verb (used with object), knew, known, know·ing.
verb (used without object), knew, known, know·ing.
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Idioms for know
Origin of know1
OTHER WORDS FROM knowknower, noun
Words nearby know
Definition for know (2 of 2)
noun Scot. and North England.
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To know something is to perceive or understand it as fact or truth. When should you use this verb over understand or comprehend? Find out on Thesaurus.com.
Example sentences from the Web for know
You can only hope it comes off at some point and that someone in the know gives you a heads up.When Paige Bueckers and Jalen Suggs faced each other, it was ‘just amazing stuff’|Dave Sheinin|April 2, 2021|Washington Post
If there were a Mount Rushmore for comedians and comic actors, Billy Crystal’s head would be prominently displayed for all and sundry in the know to marvel at.Making Things Crystal Clear: Billy Crystal on All Things Comic|Eugene Robinson|March 29, 2021|Ozy
There are limits to the form — cooking from a home kitchen means these bakers and chefs can only fulfill so many orders, and their customer base is mainly those in the know.
The federal government should not mandate testing or tell schools how to “reform” themselves, because the federal government lacks the knowledge or know-how or experience to reform schools.
When I was 19 years old, and first working as a wilderness guide, I learned about a secret room in the back of the local outdoor store, full of deeply discounted gear that was only accessible to those in the know.
I don't know why or who's doing it, but it's the legacy…and it's a legacy that is so important to the culture.
They know they will face either a swift backlash or deafening silence.
What they say is, ‘We don’t approve of violence, but you know what?Bill Maher: Hundreds of Millions of Muslims Support Attack on ‘Charlie Hebdo’|Lloyd Grove|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
No one seems to know who that is—or why they would want to do such a thing.
Scalise spoke briefly, adding little of substance, saying that the people back home know him best.
She is quite true, but not wise, and your left hand must not know what your right hand is doing.Checkmate|Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
He came to the top of the stairs with a lamp in his hand, and wanted to know what the rumpus was about.The Bondboy|George W. (George Washington) Ogden
It seems very strange that I shall actually know Liszt at last, after hearing of him so many years.Music-Study in Germany|Amy Fay
Kind of a reception-room in there—guess I know a reception-room from a hole in the wall.
The policemen looked dull and heavy, as if never again would any one be criminal, and as if they had come to know it.Bella Donna|Robert Hichens
British Dictionary definitions for know
verb knows, knowing, knew (njuː) or known (nəʊn) (mainly tr)
Derived forms of knowknowable, adjectiveknower, noun
Word Origin for know
Idioms and Phrases with know
In addition to the idioms beginning with know
- know all the answers
- know a thing or two
- know beans
- know better
- know by heart
- know by sight
- know enough to come in out of the rain
- know from Adam
- know if one is coming or going
- know it all
- know like a book
- know one's own mind
- know one's place
- know one's stuff
- know one's way around
- know only too well
- know the ropes
- know the score
- know where one stands
- know which side of one's bread is buttered
- before you know it
- (know) by heart
- come in out of the rain, know enough to
- coming or going, know if one's
- for all (I know)
- god knows
- (know) inside out
- in the know
- it takes one to know one
- left hand doesn't know what right hand is doing
- not know beans
- not know from Adam
- not know where to turn
- not know which way to jump
- thing or two, know
- what do you know
- what have you (who knows what)
- which is which, know
- you know