how/why should I/we know

Definition of how/why should I/we know

  1. —used to say that one does not know the answer to a question and is surprised to be asked it “Where did they go?” “How should I know?”

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  in what manner or way

    :  for what reason :  why

    :  with what meaning :  to what effect

  1. :  the way or manner in which

    :  the state or condition in which

    :  that

  1. :  a question about manner or method

    :  manner, method

  1. :  for what cause, reason, or purpose

  1. :  the cause, reason, or purpose for which

    :  for which :  on account of which

  1. :  reason, cause

    :  a baffling problem :  enigma

  1. : used to express mild surprise, hesitation, approval, disapproval, or impatience

shouldplay
  1. : past tense ofshall

    : used in auxiliary function to express condition

    : used in auxiliary function to express obligation, propriety, or expediency

  1. :  the 9th letter of the English alphabet

    :  a graphic representation of this letter

    :  a speech counterpart of orthographic i

  1. : industrial

    : initial

    : intelligence

  1. : imaginary unit

  1. :  I and the rest of a group that includes me :  you and I :  you and I and another or others :  I and another or others not including you — compare i, our, ours, us

    :  i

    :  you

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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