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/ nEU; no/ v (pt knew / nju:; ?@ nu:; nu/, pp known / nEUn; non/) 1 (a) [I, Tn, Tf, Tw, Tt, Cn.t] have (sth) in one's mind or memory as a result of experience or learning or information , , : I'm not guessing I know! --! * She doesn't know your address. . * Every child knows (that) two and two make four. . * I knew where he was hiding. . * Do you know who Napoleon was? ? * Does he know to come here (ie that he should come here) first? ? * We knew her to be honest. . (b) [Tnt, Tni] (only in the past and perfect tenses ) have seen, heard, etc : I've never known it (to) snow in July before. . * He's sometimes been known to sit there all day. . 2 [Tf] feel certain ; : I know (that) it's here somewhere it must be! --! 3 (a) [Tn] be acquainted with (sb) : Do you know Bob Hill? ie Have you met him, talked with him, etc? ·? * I know him by sight, but not to talk to, ie I have seen him but never spoken to him. , . * We've known each other since we were children. . (b) [Tn, Cn.n/a] ~ sth (as sth) be familiar with (a place) : I know Paris better than Rome. . * I know London as the place where I spent my childhood. , . 4 [Cn.n/a often passive ] ~ sb/sth as sth regard sb/sth as (being) sth []: It's known as the most dangerous part of the city. . * We know John Smith as a fine lawyer and a good friend. ·. 5 [Cn.n/a usu passive ] ~ sb/sth as sth call, nickname or label sb/sth as sth [] : a heavyweight boxer known as `The Greatest' `' * This area is known as the `Cornish Riviera'. `'. 6 [Tn, Tn.pr] ~ sb/sth (from sb/sth) be able to distinguish (one person or thing) from another; recognize , , : She knows a bargain when she sees one. . * know right from wrong * I met so many people at the party that I wouldn't know half of them again. , . 7 [Tn, Tw] understand and be able to use (a language, skill, etc) , : know Japanese * know how to swim . 8 [Tn] have personal experience of (sth) : a man who has known both poverty and riches . 9 (idm ) be,fore one ,knows where one `is very quickly or suddenly ; : We were whisked off in a taxi before we knew where we were. , . be known to sb be familiar to sb : He's known to the police, ie has a criminal record. . better the devil you know => better2.for all one knows considering how little one knows ; : For all I know he could be dead. . for reasons/some reason best known to oneself => reason. God/goodness/Heaven knows (a) I don't know : God knows what's happened to them. . (b) certainly; emphatically ; : She ought to succeed; goodness knows she tries hard enough. , . have/know all the answers (infml esp derog , ) (seem to) be cleverer and better-informed than other people ; . have/know sth off pat => pat1. know sth as well as `I/`you do understand sth perfectly well : You know as well as I do that you're being unreasonable. . know sth `backwards (infml ) be thoroughly familiar with sth : You've read that book so many times you must know it backwards by now! , ! know `best know what should be done, etc better than other people ; : The doctor told you to stay in bed, and he knows best. , . know better (than that/than to do sth) be wise or sensible (enough not to do it) : You ought to know better (than to trust her). . know sb by sight recognize who sb is without knowing him as a personal friend . know `different/`otherwise (infml ) have information or evidence to the contrary ; : He says he was at the cinema, but I know different. , . know how many beans make five be shrewd and sensible in practical matters ; . know sth inside `out/like the back of one's `hand (infml ) be thoroughly familiar with a place, subject, etc ; : He's a taxi driver, so he knows London like the back of his hand. , . know no `bounds (fml ) be very great or too great : When she heard the news her fury knew no bounds. , . know one's `onions/`stuff (infml ) be good at one's work, etc ; . know one's own `mind know what one wants or intends ; . know the `score (infml ) understand the true state of affairs ; . know a thing or two (about sb/sth) (infml ) know a lot (about sb/sth) []: She's been married five times, so she should know a thing or two about men. , . know sb through and `through understand sb perfectly . know one's way around be familiar with a place, subject, procedure, etc; be capable and well-informed ; ; . know what it is/what it's like (to be/do sth) have personal experience (of being/doing sth) : Many famous people have known what it is to be poor. . know what one's `talking about (infml ) speak from experience . know what's `what (infml ) understand the important facts, rules of behaviour, etc in a particular situation ; ; : You're old enough now to know what's what. , . know which side one's `bread is buttered (infml saying , ) know where one's interests lie or what will be to one's advantage ; . let sb `know inform sb about sth : I don't know if I can come yet, but I'll let you know tomorrow. , . make oneself known to sb introduce oneself to sb : There's our host; you'd better make yourself known to him. , . not know any `better not behave well, through lack of experience, bad upbringing, etc : Don't blame the children for their bad manners they don't know any better. --. not know one's ,arse from one's `elbow ( sl derog , , ) be totally ignorant, stupid or inefficient ; ; . not know the first thing about sb/sth/doing sth know nothing at all about sb/sth/doing sth []: I'm afraid I don't know the first thing about gardening. , . not know sb from `Adam (infml ) not know at all who sb is . not know what `hit one (a) be suddenly injured or killed ; : The bus was moving so fast she never knew what hit her. , . (b) (infml fig , ) be amazed or confused ; : The first time I heard their music I didn't know what had hit me. . not know where/which way to look (infml ) be embarrassed, awkwardly self-conscious, etc ; ; : When he started undressing in public I didn't know where to look. , . not want to know => want1. old enough to know better => old. show sb/know/learn the ropes => rope. see/know better days => better1. tell/know A and B apart => apart. that's what I'd like to know => like2. there's no `knowing it's difficult or impossible to know ; : There's absolutely no knowing how he'll react. . (well) what do you `know (about `that)? (infml esp US) (used to express surprise on hearing news, etc ) you know (infml ) (a) (used when reminding sb of sth ): Guess who I've just seen? Marcia! You know Jim's ex-wife! ? ! , ! (b) (used as an almost meaningless expression when the speaker is thinking what to say next , ): `I was feeling a bit bored, you know, and so...' `, , ...' you know something/what? (infml ) (used to introduce an item of news, expression of opinion, etc ): You know something? Cathy and Tim are engaged. ? . you never know you cannot be certain ; : `It's sure to rain tomorrow.' `Oh, you never know, it could be a lovely day.' `.'`, , .' * You should keep those old jam jars you never know when you might need them. , . 10 (phr v) know about sth have knowledge of sth; be aware of sth : Not much is known about his background. . * Do you know about Jack getting arrested? ? know of sb/sth have information about or experience of sb/sth []: `Isn't tomorrow a holiday?' `Not that I know of (ie Not as far as I am aware).' `?'`.' * Do you know of any way to stop a person snoring? ? * I don't know him personally, though I know `of him. , .
OXFORD ENGLISH DICTIONARY posted at 2009-11-22 13:41:46
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know
n (idm ) in the `know (infml ) (of a person) having information not possessed by others; well informed , .
OXFORD ENGLISH DICTIONARY posted at 2009-11-22 13:41:46
know
n (idm ) in the `know (infml ) (of a person) having information not possessed by others; well informed , .
OXFORD ENGLISH DICTIONARY posted at 2009-11-22 13:41:46

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