what someone doesn't know can't/won't hurt him/her

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of what someone doesn't know can't/won't hurt him/her

used to say that if someone does not know about something, he or she cannot be damaged by it, blamed for it, etc.

Word by Word Definitions

what play
  1. used as an interrogative expressing inquiry about the identity, nature, or value of an object or matter

  2. often used to ask for repetition of an utterance or part of an utterance not properly heard or understood

  3. : who

  1. : why

  2. : in what respect : how

  1. used as an interrogative expressing inquiry about the identity, nature, or value of a person, object, or matter

  2. : how remarkable or striking for good or bad qualities

  3. : whatever

someone play
  1. : some person : somebody

doesn't play
  1. : does not

know play
  1. : to perceive directly : have direct cognition of

  2. : to have understanding of

  3. : to recognize the nature of : discern

  1. : knowledge

can't play
  1. : can not

won't play
  1. : will not

hurt play
  1. : to inflict with physical pain : wound

  2. : to do substantial or material harm to : damage

  3. : to cause emotional pain or anguish to : offend

  1. : a cause of injury or damage : blow

  2. : a bodily injury or wound

  3. : mental or emotional distress or anguish : suffering

him play
  1. : objective case of he

her play
  1. : of or relating to her or herself especially as possessor, agent, or object of an action — compare 1she

  1. : objective case of she


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