know what it means


: to understand what it is like to do or be something
I know what it means to be poor.
usually used in negative statements
You don't know what it means to be truly alone.
sometimes used in an exaggerated way to make a forceful statement
I don't know what it means to surrender!

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“Know what it means.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 May. 2024.

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