Know

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Definition

to know: to be familiar with, to possess knowledge of, to understand
verb
I don't know him. I have not met him, I am not familiar with him.
I know how to swim. I can swim.

This is an irregular verb:
I know / I knew / I have known

known: recognized, familiar, famous, renowned
adjective
well-known widely-recognized, familiar, renowned

(What do you) know about (skiing)?: (What) can you tell me about (skiing)?
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Pronunciation examples
UK: The verb 'to know' is irregular: know/knew/known.
US: I know you love to conjugate verbs.
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Examples

  • "KNOWN SUSPECT"
  • "Jean : Yes Brian, I know."
  • "I don't know who should win."
  • "What if I told you I know their exact location at this very moment?"
  • "Icarus : Using high pitch frequencies emitted by the global positioning device in Bruno's helicopter, and then cross referencing them both with the amount of fuel in the helicopter as well as all known latitude and longitudes in both the eastern and western hemispheres, I was able to project Bruno and Susie's trajectory and landing location within one kilometer!"
  • "Edward : Yeah, I know what you mean, there's something about his walk."
  • "Jean : I know."
  • "Sure, I didn't know you were gone, but that doesn't mean I didn't miss you."
  • "First of all, you'll be happy to know that despite Bruno's absence, our shareholders still have confidence in us."
  • "Philip : Look, Icarus, we all know what happened, let's just get to the point."

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