know someone in the biblical sense

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To have sex with someone.

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  • From the use of know in the Bible. Some Bible translations, such as the King James Bible, translate the Hebrew word יָדַע as know even in sexual contexts, giving rise to lines like "And Adam knew Eve his wife; and she conceived."
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Submitted on July 07, 2010

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