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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“Know the meaning of (something).” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/know%20the%20meaning%20of%20%28something%29. Accessed 27 May. 2022.

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