hear from


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hear from (someone or something)

1. To receive a message from someone or something A: "Do you ever hear from Tom?" B: "No, not since he moved." When can we expect to hear from the lawyer?
2. To be scolded or punished by someone. Ugh, I'm definitely going to hear from my parents when they see my bad grades this semester.
3. To listen to something as it is presented. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "hear' and "from." OK, the board will hear from you now.
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hear from someone or something

to get a message from someone or a group. I want to hear from you every now and then. We hear from the court every year or so about jury duty.
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hear from

1. Receive a letter, call, or other communication from someone, as in I haven't heard from my daughter in two weeks. [Early 1300s]
2. Be reprimanded by, as in If you don't get home on time, you'll be hearing from your father. [Late 1800s]
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hear from

v.
1. To get some information or communication from someone: The jury heard the testimony from the witness.
2. To be contacted by someone: I heard from your cousin in Tampa yesterday.
3. To be reprimanded by someone: If you don't do your homework, you're going to hear from me.
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