know what it means

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Definition of 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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/know%20what%20it%20means. Accessed 21 Sep. 2021.

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