knowverbuk /nəʊ/ us /noʊ/ knew, known
know verb (HAVE INFORMATION)
- "Will the table fit in here?" "I don't know - let's measure it."
- I still don't know whether she's coming or not.
- It's a bit suspicious that no one knows where he was at the time of the murder.
- No one knew how many troops had died in combat.
- "He's been married three times." "Oh, really? I didn't know that!"
know verb (BE FAMILIAR WITH)
- I know the first verse of the song, but I don't know what comes next.
- If you don't know what the word means, look it up in a dictionary.
- It's always awkward when you meet someone you know, but you can't remember their name.
- He knows a lot of people, but only one or two that he'd call close friends.
- I hope she knows where to get off the bus.
knownounuk /nəʊ/ us /noʊ/ informal