know the meaning of (something)

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Definition of know the meaning of (something) 

: to understand (something) because one has experienced it I know the meaning of loneliness. often used in negative statements Those people don't know the meaning of hard work. often used in an exaggerated way to make a forceful statement He doesn't know the meaning of fear.I'll never stop trying. I don't know the meaning of the word "failure."

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