know of (someone or something)(redirected from know of it)
know of (someone or something)
1. To be aware of someone or something. My car's been making a funny noise lately—do you know of a reputable mechanic I can take it to? A: "Have you gotten any strange phone calls recently?" B: "No, not that I know of. Why?"
2. To know who or what someone or something is without having direct contact or experience with them or it. A: "Do you know Margaret Fletcher?" B: "No, but I know of her. She teaches physics at Purdue, right?" A: "Are you familiar with cloud storage?" B: "I know of it, but I'm not totally sure how it works."
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know of someone or something
to be aware of the existence of someone or something. I think I know of someone who can help you. I didn't know of Wally's arrival.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.