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English definition of “you know”

you know

informal
B1 a phrase with little meaning, which you use while you are trying to think of what to say next: Well I just thought, you know, I'd better agree to it. I'm not happy with the situation but, you know, there isn't much I can do about it. B1 used when trying to help someone remember something or when trying to explain something: What's the name of that guy on TV - you know, the American one with the silly voice?
(Definition of you know from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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