UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈnəʊɪŋ/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈnoʊɪŋ/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(nōing)

From the verb know: (⇒ conjugate)
knowing is: Click the infinitive to see all available inflections
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
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Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
  1. gave her a knowing [look, nod, glance, wink, smile]
  2. he said with a knowing smile
  3. an all-knowing [government, God]
  4. the [government] is all-knowing
  5. a knowing [mind, society, class, group]
  6. guilty of knowing [violations, breaches]
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Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
  1. know about [her, the drugs, your actions]
  2. know [something, a lot, a great deal] about
  3. know (that) already
  4. already know (that)
  5. know of [the singer, the actor]
  6. know for [sure, certain]
  7. know it in advance
  8. know what you [said, did]
  9. knows what [she is, she's] talking about
  10. know how [much, many, few]
  11. know how to [make, get, do, tell]
  12. know how to [drive, swim, read and write, tell the time]
  13. (want to) know why
  14. know the [answer, truth, difference]
  15. don't know [the answer, my password]
  16. know a [fact, name]
  17. know that you [want, will, have]
  18. know if there [are, were]
  19. know your [rights, enemy]
  20. [should, might, does not] know
  21. yes, I know
  22. I don't (really) know
  23. how should I know?
  24. how was I to know (that)?
  25. I knew it!
  26. not that I know of
  27. you know what?
  28. more than you will ever know
  29. [nobody, no one] knows
  30. should have known (that)
  31. know with [certainty, clarity] (that)
  32. [barely, hardly] knew him
  33. know right from wrong
  34. is known to [cause, exist in]
  35. knows nothing of [life, the world]
  36. is known for his [work, opinions, book]
  37. known by [many, few]
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