you know

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search

English[edit]

Interjection[edit]

you know

  1. Used other than as an idiom: see you,‎ know.
  2. (informal) Expression signifying a pause or hesitation.
    I don’t usually get nervous in games and, you know, taking free kicks and penalties but that’s the first time I’ve been that nervous in, in a game, where I have to, I’m in a situation where I’m, you know... - BBC Interview with David Beckham [1]
  3. (informal) Expression used to imply meaning, rather than say it, such as when a person is embarrassed.
    A: I heard you want to do that thing with me.
    B: Do what?
    A: You know... umm...
    B: Oh, do you mean sex?
    A: Yeah... that.
  4. (informal) Used as a rhetorical question to confirm agreement or understanding at the end of a statement.
    But I guess that's life, you know?
    I just wasn't into it, you know?

Synonyms[edit]

Related terms[edit]

Translations[edit]

The translations below need to be checked and inserted above into the appropriate translation tables, removing any numbers. Numbers do not necessarily match those in definitions. See instructions at Help:How to check translations.