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you know

1. A filler phrase used when one is thinking of what to say next. I like the one with the, you know, the red thing on top.
2. A question posed at the end of a statement to elicit agreement or acknowledgment. I can't describe it. It just felt a little bittersweet, you know?
3. A phrase used to emphasize or draw attention to one's statement. I have skills. I'm not just some office drone, you know.
4. You know the answer; you know what or whom I'm referring to. A: "Which one's your cousin again?" B: "You know, she's the one you met at the concert." A: "What's that?" B: "You know, it's the coin we found in the river when we were kids."
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you know

an expression placed on the end of a statement for pause or emphasis. (This expression is often overused, in which case it is totally meaningless and irritating.) Tom: Sure, I spent a fortune on this car. Can't take it with you, you know. Rachel: But there are better things to do with it here and now. Bill: Do you always lock your door? Tom: Usually. There's a lot of theft around here, you know.
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you know

You are aware, you see, do you remember, as in She's very lonely, you know, so do go and visit, or You know, this exhibit ends tomorrow, or You know that black dog our neighbors had? She was run over a year ago. This phrase is also quite often a conversational filler, equivalent to "um" and occasionally repeated over and over (as in It's a fine day for, you know, the beach, and, you know, we could leave now); this usage is more oral than written, and many consider it deplorable. [Late 1500s]
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you ˈknow

(informal)
1 used when you are thinking of what to say next: He’s, you know, strange. It’s hard to explain.
2 used to show that what you are referring to is known or understood by the person you are speaking to: You know I bought a new bag? Well, someone stole it last night.
3 used to emphasize something that you are saying: I’m not stupid, you know.
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you know

Informal
Used parenthetically in conversation, as to fill pauses or educe the listener's agreement or sympathy: Please try to be, you know, a little quieter. How were we supposed to make camp in a storm like that, you know?
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THEY haven't gone away ya know, water charges that is, and Irish water has been reassuring the European Commission they are still with us.
Ya know that lad that's in hospital, he's just assaulted someone and there's people looking for him.
It did, however, start to get later with no sign of her and I started having that weird feeling, ya know that gut feeling, that something wasn't right."
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I am certainly fully versed in which fashion labels she favours - which is handy given this is a fashion column ya know.
SO FUNNY ON SO MANY LEVELS." Then added "Ya know you've made it when your t*** photobomb the News at Ten."
I wish Drake had 18 tattoos because, ya know. Alas, he has (by The Ringer's count) 25 of them, one of which is a bottle of Drakkar Noir cologne, a fantastic homage to an affordable all-world scent.
It isn't a new Madison Avenue buzzword, ya know. If you are branded, it means you are owned, just like slaves and cattle.
In short, being starstruck just ain't my thing because, well, to me celebrities are just like us (with, ya know, movies and shows and records and stuff).
VVDRAW for Friday's Irish Sprint Cup semi-finals: Heat 1: 1 Catherines Drico, 2 Lislevane Swift, 3 Blenhiem Cracker, 4 Trinity Forest, 5 Bruno Ya Know, 6 Blue Cafu (m).
Let me just say that I actually thought I destroyed the franchise, ya know, until they brought it back and changed it."
I think that, ya know, obviously, with an awards show, it's run by people who aren't necessarily part of the online community.