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[ noh ]
/ noʊ /
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verb (used with object), knew, known, know·ing.

verb (used without object), knew, known, know·ing.

to have knowledge or clear and certain perception, as of fact or truth.
to be cognizant or aware, as of some fact, circumstance, or occurrence; have information, as about something.

noun

the fact or state of knowing; knowledge.

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Idioms for know

    in the know, possessing inside, secret, or special information.
    know the ropes, Informal. to understand or be familiar with the particulars of a subject or business: He knew the ropes better than anyone else in politics.

Origin of know

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First recorded before 900; Middle English knowen, knawen, Old English gecnāwan; cognate with Old High German -cnāhan, Old Norse knā “to know how, be able to”; akin to Latin (g)nōvī, Greek gignṓskein. See gnostic, can1
knower, noun

Definition for know (2 of 2)

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[ noh, nou ]
/ noʊ, naʊ /

noun Scot. and North England.

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British Dictionary definitions for know

know
/ (nəʊ) /

verb knows, knowing, knew (njuː) or known (nəʊn) (mainly tr)

noun

in the know informal aware or informed
knowable, adjectiveknower, noun
Old English gecnāwan; related to Old Norse knā I can, Latin noscere to come to know
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Idioms and Phrases with know

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