don't want to know

Definition of don't want to know

  1. —used to say that someone would be shocked or upset to learn the answer to a question “What is she doing?” “Believe me, you don't want to know.”

Word by Word Definitions

don'tplay
  1. :  do not

    :  does not

  1. :  a command or entreaty not to do something

wantplay
  1. :  to be needy or destitute

    :  to have or feel need

    :  to be necessary or needed

  1. :  deficiency, lack

    :  grave and extreme poverty that deprives one of the necessities of life

    :  something wanted :  need, desire

knowplay
  1. :  to perceive directly :  have direct cognition of

    :  to have understanding of

    :  to recognize the nature of :  discern

  1. :  knowledge


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