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English definition of “you know”

you know

(also y'know)
infml used as a pause while speaking or while thinking of what to say next or how to say it: She was cleaning the house, you know, when the phone rang. you know infml Some people say you know or (also y'know) at the end of a statement to make sure the person they are talking to understands: It didn’t have to happen that way, you know?
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